Whatsup News has picked up intelligence that members and supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are planning to stage a demonstration over the recent spell of market fires around the country.
According to sources, the demonstration will start with party people gathering at the Obra Spot in Accra and marching through the principal streets of the capital.
The aim is to neutralize the focused demonstrations that the NDC has been holding over what is widely seen as blatantly rigged elections by the Akufo-Addo government.
According to sources, the arrest of a driver of the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otukonor, by the BNI this morning was part of a carefully choreographed build-up to the demonstration by the NPP.
The government, it has been gathered, is ultimately aiming to accuse the National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, as the mastermind behind the market fires.
It would be recalled that the Akufo-Addo government had in the past accused Hon. Ofosu-Ampofo of plans to undertake widespread arson around the country. According to the government, Ofosu-Ampofo had been heard in a secretly recorded tape making those arsonist plans.
The case is still in court.
Following the controversial declaration of Akufo-Addo as President-elect amidst reported rigging of the 2020 elections, a spell of market fires suddenly started around the country.
Within a space of one week, markets at Kantamanto, Kaneshie and Koforidua have experienced fires.
Just when everybody was suspecting a grand agenda. The BNI picked up a driver of the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC over the fires.
According to the lawyer for the arrestee, Victor Kojoga Adawudu, the BNI, now National Investigation Bureau, NIB, has refused him access to his client and has allegedly taken him to an unknown location where he is being tortured.