Scores of New Patriotic Party supporters in Tamale due to attend Saturday’s inauguration of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the president of Ghana are stranded.
About 300 of the supporters who were to travel to Accra to witness the swearing-in ceremony have been stranded at the Tamale Metro Mass terminal due to unavailability of buses.
Officials of the Metro Mass Transport Company told TV3 Friday evening that 38 buses had already left the terminal for Accra with some party supporters.
According to them they will need more than10 buses to transport the stranded supporters to Accra, expressed doubts over getting buses from Kumasi to augment their fleet.
Some Senior High School buses were also secured by the party’s regional executives to transport some of the supporters to Accra.The stranded supporters say they want to be physically present at the swearing of the President-elect, hence some have started making their private arrangements to travel to Accra.
According to them, the party is footing their transportation bills with the party’s internally generated funds.
The supporters say the party is supposed to give the “pocket money” to be used for food while on the trip.
By Zakaria Abdul-Kadiri|3news.com|Ghana