The political scene in Ghana has been tensed up in anticipation of the 2016 General Elections.
And it gets even tenser when supporters of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) clash with ardent followers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). However, two friends have taken an initiative to show that opposing views can be expressed peacefully.
The duo, each painted in the political colours of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress, walk around Accra hand-in-hand while telling the message of the party they support.
50-year-old Lartey Boye and 38-year-old Emmanuel Ayitey Hayford, who have been friends for years, say their desire to paint themselves in political colours and walk together is to show Ghanaians that supporters of the two biggest political parties in Ghana can co-exist peacefully.
They spoke with the Accra-based Citi FM, with the white, blue and red painted NPP supporter, Lartey Boye asserting that most Ghanaians are amused when they see them together.
According to him, he is a proud card bearing member of the NPP and it does not stop him from partnering with his best friend; red, green, black and white painted Emmanuel Hayford.