Mild Jubilation In Volta
This strange phenomenon, which was widespread in the region, has rendered the entire ‘judgement 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 workers, were most of the time idle. Those who wanted to travel waited till after the judgement while others postponed theirs.
These 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 amid 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 a single supporter around.
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 on 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 was concerned.
His colleague Regional Chairman of the NPP, Kenwuud Nuworsu, congratulated the NDC on the ruling going in their favour and prayed that their jubilations would 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 remain steadfast and re-organise themselves to snatch victory in 2016. He emphasised 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 districts and other parts of the region indicated that the situation was the same; the usual police presence coupled with a very calm atmosphere.
From Fred Duodu, Ho
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