The New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Wednesday brought the central business city of Accra to a halt with a massive rally held at the Efua Sutherland?s Park to climax this year?s election campaign.
The rally was used as a platform to sink down the NPP?s message of ?Free SHS? for Ghanaians, which has become a mantra for many people including school children.
Ghana goes to the polls on December 7th to elect a President and 275 legislators, who will govern the nation for the next four years.
Vehicles moved at a snail?s pace as a result of the huge vehicular traffic caused by the movement of horde of party supporters from various parts of the Greater Region to the rally ground.
The whole Ministries area to the entrance of the rally ground was packed full of party supporters as they struggled their way to the Afua Sutherland Children?s Park to observe proceedings amidst heavy Police presence.
As at about 10am, supporters dressed in party colours had started arriving at the venue in their numbers, with traders of food and party paraphernalia cashing in on the rally.
The crowd kept swelling with time as every available space was covered, amidst drumming, singing and dancing.
As the gurus of the party climbed on the podium to speak, they were met with rapturous applauses.
When the name of the tough-talking Member of Parliament for Assin-North, Kennedy Agyapong was mentioned, the crowd was thrown into a state of wild jubilation with a chant of Fanti war song ?Adumakoma Odapagyen?.
In the middle of his presentation, the arrival of Nana Akufo-Addo, NPP Presidential and his running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia was announced with the song ?Nana is a winner?. This threw the crowd into rage with everyone struggling to catch a glimpse of their presidential candidate.
There were chants of ?We want Free SHS? with Nana Addo responding to the cheers from the crowd with a wave of two of his fingers to signify victory and blown kisses of appreciation.
The Police and security men of the NPP had a hell of time controlling the crowd and occasionally had to use ?minimum force? to send them back as Nana Akufo-Addo walked to the stage.
People were seen dressed in school uniforms and holding their trunks and chop boxes to signify their acceptance of the ?Free SHS? policy.
The rally was also used as a platform to educate party faithful on the voting process to ensure their votes were not rejected.