THE COLOURS OF THE NATIONAL FLAG were yesterday overshadowed by that of the ruling National Democratic Congress' red, white, black and green at the swearing in ceremony of the President and Vice President-elect at the historic Independence Square in Accra.
The entire arena was beautified with the hoisting of the National Flag, but as the event took shape, it was the colours of the NDC that stole the show.
Party functionaries and sympathizers who thronged the ground to witness President John Dramani Mahama and his Vice, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur take the Oaths of Allegiance and office, were branded with party colours, and in the process, overshadowing the red, gold, green and black colours of the national flag.
Almost every sympathizer of the NDC that graced the occasion had a party colour to identify him or her.
While some, especially the women, wore 'slit and Kaba' designed in party colours, others too put on a jeans trousers with party shirt to match. Those who did not put on any of the above mentioned apparel had party paraphernalia to identity him or her.
The party paraphernalia was one of the hottest selling commodities at the ancient ground. Some of the items that received swift patronage were bangles, vuvuzela, muffler, mini flags, calendars, and earrings, among many others designed in party colours.
Pick pockets arrested
Despite the huge success of the event, some few bad nuts had wanted to mar the program by just making people unhappy.
However, their nefarious activities did not escape the eagle eyes of the police personnel dispatched to the venue ground to maintain peace and order as they were arrested and put behind bars.
Majority of the guys arrested by the Police had NDC T shirts on, making it difficult to for the law enforcing agencies to detect their despicable activities.
Fanfare & merry making
While the president-elect was busily taking the Oaths of Allegiance and office at the Independence Square, his followers and sympathizers were busily making merry around the Black Star Arch. They sang and danced to the tunes of the NDC and the borrowed slogan from telecommunication giant, MTN, 'Ede bi K3k3'.
Others too were neatly dressed in school uniforms, saying "Nana Addo's free education has been left in the dark".