Pictures have emerged on social media capturing President Addo Addo shopping in one of the high-end shopping centre in London, amidst political tension in Ghana over questions raised about the legitimacy of his win at the Presidential polls on December 7.
The picture captured by an unknown amateur cameraman shows the Ghanaians President standing in a queue, waiting for his turn to shop. He was clad in his trademark suit and donned a facemask amidst the strict COVID-19 restrictions in London.
The picture shows him flanked by a few Africans who appear to be his aides.
President Akufo Addo had flown out of the country last week Sunday with some aides and close family members on a “jolly ride”, even though the streets of Ghana are erupting in spontaneous protests over what critics describe as the rigging of the December presidential elections for him.
The Electoral Commission’s controversial election declaration has come under serious scrutiny, sparking impatient protests mostly by members of the biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
President Akufo Addo’s trip had included detours to attend the presidential inauguration ceremonies of two newly elected despotic African Presidents: Alassane Ouattara, President-elect of Cote d’Ivoire and Alpha Conde of Guinea.
The two presidents’ re-elections have been marred by the widespread killing of angry citizens who are protesting the manipulation of the constitutions of the two countries to allow the aging incumbents to perpetuate themselves for an unconstitutional third term in office.
President Akufo Addo is expected to return by December 21, 2020, but Whatsup News is picking up signals from reliable sources that the Ghanaian President may stay longer than his scheduled sojourn in London.
Critics have wondered if it was reasonable for the Ghanaians President to embark on such a long trip amidst the confusion surrounding his declaration as the winner of the presidential election on December 7, 2020.
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) on whose ticket President Akufo Addo stood for the presidential elections has been accused of systematically conniving with the Electoral Commission to massively rig the elections.
Already, the main opposition leader, ex-President John Dramani Mahama has rejected the results of the presidential polls, claiming he was the legitimate winner of the race.
The situation has set off serious tension in Ghana with the pockets of protests punctuating the peace of Ghana set to snowball into massive civil unrest.