|Jubilant NDC supporter at Party’s office|
Contrary to the expectations by many Ghanaians that the Volta Region, the ‘World Bank’ of the ruling National Democratic Congress, NDC will go gay over the Supreme Court’s judgment, there have rather been isolated mild jubilations and in most cases none at all.
The phenomenon which was widespread in the region has left the entire ‘judgment day’ incident free with many residents full of gratitude to God for making the day peaceful.
In Ho the regional capital, the entire day has been calm even after the judgement was declared in favour of the ruling government. The morning started with showers which some described as ‘showers of blessing’? Shops delayed in opening while traffic was free flowing.
The Police were spotted in various locations to keep the peace as many workers particularly public were most of the time idle. Those who wanted to travel waited till after the judgement while others postponed theirs.
That notwithstanding, the regional secretariat of the NDC saw a handful of party supporters and constituency and regional executives clad in white clothes and hand bands amidst singing and dancing while they sprayed white powder and popped Champaign.
On the contrary, the constituency and regional offices of the opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP were all closed down with no trace of supporters what so ever.
The NDC Regional Chairman, Akwasi Aboagye, told supporters not to engage in ostentatious jubilations but rather take a sober reflection of the process and see the victory as a one for Ghana and not for the NDC.
More so, they should not consider the opposition, NPP as their enemies or rivals but as “brothers and sisters in another half of the same pitch.” Mr. Aboagye congratulated Nana Akuffo Addo for leading a crusade to repose trust in the laws and judiciary of the country and in so doing making Ghana a beacon of hope as far as democracy is concerned.
His colleague Regional Chairman of the NPP, Kenwuud Nuworsu congratulated the NDC that the ruling had gone in their favour and prayed that their jubilations will not injure the peace and stability in the region.
He noted that as much as they (NPP) were disappointed in the outcome, “we believe that is the opinion of the Supreme Court and since we believe in the rule of law; we accept and will not review just as our leader, Nana Akuffo Addo had said.”
Mr. Nuworsu congratulated the numerous supporters of the NPP and urged them to steadfast and re-organize themselves to snatch victory in 2016. He emphasized that “we will bounce back.” He also advised them not to be discontented beyond uncontrollable limits.
Checks in Hohoe, Ketu South and Keta Municipalities, Central Tongu district and other parts of the region indicated that the situation was the same; Police alert and atmosphere calm.
Credit: Fred Duodu, Ho
Credit: Fred Duodu, Ho