National Democratic Congress (NDC) tee-shirts have become “hot cake” in the Volta Region, moments after Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, the Electoral Commissioner, declared Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Presidential Candidate of the party, winner of the December 28 presidential run-off.
People of all ages reached for the party’s tee-shirts in particular and other paraphernalia of the party and in fact anything that could identify them with the NDC.
Some people, who could not get the tee-shirts of Prof. Mills, went in for the 1992 and 1996 “T” shirts of the former President and founder of the NDC, Jerry John Rawlings.
Others, mainly young people, who did not get any party tee-shirt, removed posters of the party on walls and reposted them on their ordinary tee-shirts.
Many people also appeared comfortable in anything white, to signify victory for the NDC.
Driving from Sovie, in the North-Dayi District to Ho, the GNA spotted various groups of people in procession to nowhere, in high spirits celebrating the NDC’s victory.
Almost all the groups were carrying miniature carved elephants, accompanied with wreaths, supposedly heading towards the cemetery for burial amidst the singing of dirges.
Others too, were singing borborbor songs at the roadsides while they responded to cheers from passengers in vehicles passing by, with the NDC’s “Yeresesamu” sign.
People at funerals by the roadside had divided attention as they could not concentrate at the funeral grounds.
They intermittently did the “Yeresesamu” sign indicating that they could not wait to join the celebration.
In Ho, the celebration caused vehicular and human traffic as drinking spots started playing loud music.
The NDC Regional Secretariat at Ho was turned into a jamboree with some party stalwarts dancing to loud music.