Kidnap Suspects Arrest: Kwesi Pratt Blasts NPP, NDC For Polarization
The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has strongly condemned the politicization of one of the suspects who was arrested for kidnapping the two Canadian girls in Kumasi.
One of the suspects, Seidu Mba seems to be the centre of attention as both political parties: the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are arguing as to which side he belongs to.
While the NPP are saying they have seen pictures and videos of Seidu engaging in some activities for the NDC, the NDC also have a similar allegation.
On Thursday, the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi at a press conference said the party had identified some NPP-affiliated vigilante groups as the alleged culprits behind the kidnapping of the two Canadian women.
“After 24hours the nation is being kept in the dark as to conceal the true identity of the criminals. It is scary to reveal that the kidnapping was largely orchestrated by hoodlums and bandits of the NPP.
“It should tell you that the NPP has something to hide and we the NDC did not go to sleep because we know them very well,” he stated.
General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu says the opposition party is making such comments because they are not happy the kidnapped girls have been found.
Speaking to these issues during a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Kwesi Pratt said it is shameful that the politicization is trying to overshadow the fact that the girls have been found.
"We need to be careful the precedence we are setting . . . no matter how you look at it; kidnapping is wrong. Unfortunately for us, the level of polarization is getting deeper and deeper . . . to the extent that we are politicizing kidnapped suspects. You don’t understand. How can we fight the canker (kidnapping) with this kind of attitude?" he queried.