Commander in Chief of the CPP Youth League Ernesto Yeboah has refused to be part of a campaign put together by a non-governmental organisation, Youth Icons, to get the various political parties in the country to champion peace among their youth towards an incident-free elections 2016.
At the launch of the campaign in Accra Thursday, Mr Yeboah who was called to the podium to make the pledge on behalf of the CPP said: “I am just here, supposed to come and pledge beautifully towards a peaceful election 2016 but I am sorry that I am not able to do that, I decline”.
He then remained in his seat and refused to recite the peace pledge put together by the Youth Icons; a move that shocked the organisers and other stakeholders who had already committed themselves.
However, both the Peoples National Convention and the National Democratic Congress which were present at the event, pledged their commitment to support the organisation in engaging youth across the country in a peace talk before, during and after the polls.Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, described the comments by the national youth organiser of the CPP as unfortunate. “I consider that to be very unfortunate… I think our pledging peace is not saying let us overlook the weaknesses,” he told TV3 Online.
So why did Ernesto refuse to pledge for peace?
The video below reveals it all…