The Young Patriots, a youth grouping in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has asked the Police to invite Kwesi Pratt Jnr for questioning for asking supporters of President John Dramani Mahama to disregard the verdict of the Supreme Court should the ruling favour Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the ongoing election petition hearing at the apex court.
The pro-NPP grouping, which expressed disgust at remarks by the NDC radio communicator when he appeared on Peace FM’s morning show “Kokrokoo,” pointed out that “Mr Kwesi Pratt’s unrepentant penchant for making such loose remarks is sickening, to say the least. If indeed, he has been pushed by his paymasters to utter such words capable of causing mayhem during and after this case, then he must be ashamed of himself.”
“The majority spoke and yet we [NPP] don’t want to accept the verdict. What if the judges’ ruling does not favour the majority? Should they accept also it?” Mr Pratt remarked on the radio station.
According to the Young Patriots, if Mr Pratt’s words are anything to go by, then the NDC, for which he is a member and also a government communicator, knows that the ongoing Supreme Court Case would not end well for it.
“If this call by Mr Pratt was to cause mayhem in this country, then he has another thing coming his way, the authors, Richard Nyamah, Hopeson Adorye, Fred Amankwah and John Kumah noted in the statement.
They called on the security services to be extremely vigilant in the wake of these threats by Kwesi Pratt and prove to Ghanaians and the international community that they have sworn to protect Ghana’s democracy and crush any group of persons who try to destroy Ghana’s peace.
The Young Patriots noted that the framers of the constitution foresaw the possibility of a challenge to the election of a President and as such put in place “Article 64, which states in clause (1) that “the validity of the election of the President may be challenged only by a citizen of Ghana who may present a petition for the purpose to the Supreme Court within twenty-one days after the declaration of the result of the election in respect of which the petition is presented.”
They said “the Young Patriots believe strongly that the 2012 election, per the evidence brought by the petitioners, was rigged massively for John Dramani Mahama. We believe that Nana Akufo-Addo was the rightfully elected President in the December 2012 elections and in due time the Supreme Court justices will vindicate our position.”
The Young Patriots gave the assurance that persons like Kwesi Pratt who intend to incite NDC supporters to cause mayhem would be crushed to pieces.
The Young Patriots also described the incessant attack on the Chief Justice by Kwesi Pratt as notorious.
“His latest attack on the decision by the CJ to ensure a live telecast of the Supreme Court proceedings is a vindication of the stance of his party, the NDC, who opposed the live telecast of court proceedings of the petitioner’s case challenging the outcome of the 2012 elections,” the Young Patriots observed, adding that Kwesi Pratt should stop the attacks, lest he is exposed for being a hypocrite and warmonger.