Who Says You Are The Guarantor Of Peace In This Country? – Pratt Asks NPP
“Who says you are the guarantor of peace in this country? People have no idea what violence can do to all of us, including them (NPP). The people who are publicly and happily preaching violence, they don’t know what they are doing. I don’t want any violence in this country” says the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt.
Kwesi Pratt was speaking to a comment made by the acting National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
Freddie Blay in an interview with Kumasi-based Ultimate FM said: “I cannot guarantee what will happen, the party cannot guarantee, we the executives, we who are at the top, the Presidential candidate cannot guarantee, if the ordinary people get angry, God forbid if they decide that they won’t agree to what is happening, and some people take the law into their own hands, what can we do?… Don’t rule out things could generate into something that we all don’t want.”
Kwesi Pratt however disagrees with the NPP kingpin.
He said during a panel discussion on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji that nobody wants violence in this country; hence the NPP must avoid making comments that might incite people to act violently.
“I insist on the right thing being done and we should continue to use the appropriate channel to make sure that the right things are done. Anybody who comes out and says that if so and so were to happen in this elections we cannot guarantee peace, is not saying anything which is substantially different from all-die-be-die; It is the same thing. I have read commentary by leading members of the party who are calculating the damage that this all-die-be-die comment did to them in the last election- I’ve read Arthur Kennedy and co. So you needed to have learnt important lessons from the verbal slippages that occurred in last elections, but now it is getting worse…
…who says you are the guarantor of peace in this country? People have no idea what violence can do to all of us, including them (NPP). The people who are publicly and happily preaching violence, they don’t know what they are doing. I don’t want any violence in this country”.