A jam was held on the Osu Oxford Street to celebrate the victory of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the just ended December 2012 polls.
The event dubbed: “John Mahama for the Youth Street Carnival,” was organised by pro-Mahama groups including, “Movement for Mahama,” “Youth for Mahama,” Zongo for Mahama,” “Ladies for Mahama,” “Vision for Mahama” and “GH for Mahama.”
It was intended to congratulate Ghanaians and President John Dramani Mahama for winning the 2012 elections.
This was the first time all the key supporting groups had gathered under one umbrella to finally express their appreciation to Ghanaians for their support.
Music, food and dance liven up the streets with thousands of party supporters clad in party colours and paraphernalia’s, twist and wriggled with dexterity to party songs and slogans.
Some local dance ensembles also pitched camped on the sidelines of the jamboree, treating patrons who occasionally danced to the tunes.
Others also took the opportunity to sell their wares including calendars which depicted a boxing match between the NDC and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of which the party appeared victorious.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, some of the celebrants expressed their excitement over the party’s victory adding that it was a divine intervention and a good choice for the country as a whole.
They also lauded the executives of the party for their efforts in ensuring peaceful elections as well as keeping calm to violent reactions by the opposition NPP which they alleged was intended to bring chaos in the country.
A celebrant who gave his name as Mr Philp Nartey told the Daily Graphic that it was time the top hierarchy of the party settled their differences and support each other for the greater good of the party and the nation as a whole.
He also called on the executives of the NPP to resolve their election differences in the court of law in order to maintain the peace the country had enjoyed over the years.
The event which travelled through the night saw celebrants being entertained with music from artists such as Sarkodie, D-Black, EL, Becca, R2bees, Kwaw Kesse, D Cryme and Guru.
Others included Eazzy, Samini, Dr Slim, Double, Micheal Adangba among others. They were also entertained by some “azonto” and high-life music dancing competitions.