Court Verdict Fever Grips K’si
The election petition and its possible outcome is now the major topic dominating discussions of most residents in the Ashanti regional capital.
The development is also the same even at the various market places, restaurants, chop bars, drinking spots, banking halls, lorry stations and even at the church auditoriums.
It is refreshing to note that these discussions have been peaceful so far without any reports of fisticuffs.
Supporters of the two leading political parties in the country, the NDC and NPP, usually engage in the discussion about the petition, peacefully.
Interestingly, both the NPP and NDC supporters in the city are brimming with confidence about their parties recording a historic triumph at the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, the paper has gathered that tension had gripped supporters of both the petitioners and respondents as the day for judgment draws nearer.
Despite displaying publicly that their parties are going to win the case, the supporters of the NDC and NPP are afraid inwardly.
Some NDC and NPP supporters that spoke to the paper on anonymity said their prime wish is to see their parties win the case.
They said however that though they were hopeful of a win, they were also afraid because, as they put it ‘you cannot predict the court.’
The NPP and NDC supporters said their wish was for the court to give its judgment soon so they would have their peace.
Panic Buying Hits K’si
In a related development, the paper gathered that most people in Kumasi are filled with fear over the Court’s judgment.
Some of the people are afraid something disastrous might happen in the country after the Court’s verdict.
These people have therefore started stockpiling food in their homes to feed their families if their fear and suspicions come to pass.
Kwaku Obeng who spoke with the paper confirmed that indeed he had heard about the panic buying in the city.
He however made mockery over the development, insisting that the country’s peace would be sustained irrespective of the outcome of the Court’s verdict.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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