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General News of Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Source: adomonline.com

NPP youth to 'deal with' any leader who signs peace pact

Some youth in the opposition New Patriotic Party have warned their leadership not to commit to any peace pact ahead of the elections.

National leaders of the various political parties will converge on Thursday at the University of Ghana to sign a peace pact against electoral violence in the December polls.

The programme organized under the auspices of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), the National Peace Council and the National House of Chiefs is expected to bring together flagbearers of the various political parties among other stakeholders.

Executive Secretary of IDEG, Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey said the move is to get political leaders to re-affirm their commitment to peace and stability as the election approaches.

But the Brong Ahafo Regional NPP Youth Organizer has warned that any NPP leader who signs the pact will have the youth to contend with.

According to Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye DC, the stakeholders should rather commit to justice which is a pre-requisite for peace.

He cited how members of the NPP have been attacked by members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) yet no one including the Peace Council has condemned it.

The NPP youth leader also described as cosmetic, the pledge for peace when the issues breeding violence have not been resolved.

Kwame Baffoe vowed the youth in the NPP will deal ruthlessly with any party executive who will sign the peace agreement.