May 20, 2024

The founder of ‘The New Africa Foundation’, Nana Kwame Bediako, also known as Cheddar or Freedom Jacob Caesar and the renowned African leaders have met the flagbearer of the largest opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC) after the government cancelled New African Convention movement event.

Influential African thought leaders like Professor PLO Lumumba, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao from Zimbabwe and Nigeria’ Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi were invited to Ghana by Nana Kwame Bediako to launch the New African Convention movement.

But the government of Ghana under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cancelled the much-awaited public lecture rally dubbed ‘The Convention 2024’ in the 11th-hour.

In a statement signed by H.M Wood, Chief Director at the Jubilee House on behalf of the Chief of staff, cited unforeseen circumstances.

The statement titled: Revocation of permit read.

“We write to invoke immediately permission granted by per our letter No.OP/PH/02 dated 11th November, 2023 which approved your request to use the Black Stars Square for the above event”

“The decision has been necessitated by an unforeseen State Event scheduled to take place at the venue” the statement said.

“Under the circumstances the amount of Ten Thousand Ghana cedis (GHc10, 000.00) paid by your office for the use of the venue will be founded”

“We regret any inconvinience this may cause” part of the read.

Photos shared by Dele Momodou, of Ovation International on X (formerly Twitter) said after the aborted gathering of radical African leaders, some of the leaders met with former President John Dramani Mahama the NDC presidential candidate in the December 7, 2024 elections in Ghana.

“After the aborted gathering of radical African leaders, (including Timi Frank, Prof. PLO Lumumba, Labour Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi, Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao and Freedom Jacob Caeser) invited by NANA KWAME BEDIAKO (aka CHEDDAR) to meet in Accra, Ghana for the launch of the New African Convention movement, some of the leaders today met with former PRESIDENT JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA, the NDC Presidential candidate in the DECEMBER 7, 2024, elections in Ghana…”

“It is not clear if CHEDDAR has decided to throw his full weight behind His Excellency JOHN MAHAMA…” He wrote.

The NPP government has come under severe criticism following the cancellation of the event.

Speaking at a press conference, Nana Kwame Bediako revealed that he is “the man behind the mask”.

He explained that the main idea for the “The New Africa Foundation” is to ensure that Ghana and Africa be counted among developed countries and continents in the world through its natural resources.

“21 years of my life, I have been serving a nation, working so hard, just to become an example of what wealth looks like, building a worth comes from knowledge, comes from wisdom, comes from understanding. You need to get this value from your own surroundings, I grew partly in Ghana, partly in England and I came back to Africa in 2001. Unlike Martin Luther I did not have a dream, I have a vision. ” He said.

“But I’m that man with a good purpose, with a great vision. I have a plan, and I have a vision for this nation. And not only this nation, I have it for Africa too. But I know Africa is the next biggest thing because out of all the continents that have been developed in this world, there is only one continent that is not developed and I am sent to do that,

“Am not here to your value, am here to add value to you. I discovered the land that we belong to has so much worth but until we turn it into our own, our economy, we will never be sustainable and we can not forever live in our countries with a box economy. I needed to create a middle income economy without being a part of the government” Freedom Jacob Caesar added.

“Why so because I believe it is part of my responsibility. I took a different part, my movement, my foundation, my groups and all of these have acquired some worth and the worth that I will invest back into society, it has become a part of my mission to make this change. I believe that I belong to Africa, I am a son of the soil, and I can add value to humanity and I came here to do that. I came here to add value to this world and to nature. I am not going to leave here without God even being proud of me,” He indicated.

“I am nothing to be scared of. I came to you as your salvation. I don’t invest in myself alone. I am investing in you, We need to educate. We need to uplift our children. We need to voice out to them. You are about to find out about this man in the mask because I never spoke a word, you were looking for me. I didn’t tell you whether I am into politics, whether I am an evangelist, whether I am a conventionist or a revolutionist. After this day, you will have to wait for me to share my policies and my visions with you.

“And if I’m the reason why the country or the government is not happy about these great voices coming to educate not only Ghana, but also Africa, then I take this moment to sacrifice myself, to unveil myself, because I have much respect for these great leaders beside me. I would have taken my own time to tell you that I am. But for this very moment, I am sacrificing myself to let you know that I’m that man.”