Do Things Which Foster Peace In Ghana - Kwesi Pratt Tells Politicians

Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has advised political parties in the country to desist from making seditious comments or inciting their members and supporters to engage in violence during  the December 7 elections.

Kwesi Pratt bemoaned the culture where anytime there are elections in the country, some electorates will have to either get hurt or killed.

To him, this is because the political parties are not true to their words. 

He explained that they do not match their peaceful sermons with action and warned against any militant acts by the political party members or supporters, stressing the elections should be conducted in a peaceful manner.

"The political parties are opaque," he said.

He pleaded with the parties and their supportes to put Ghana first going into the elections, stressing ''they should do things which foster peace in Ghana. Those militias are still around. We must be very careful. As we go into the elections, we must make sure no one incites anybody or engage in violence; if you do, then you don't love this country''.

Kwesi Pratt was speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' in relation to the Electoral Commission (EC) filing fee.

EC Filing Fee 

The EC has set a filing fee of Ghc 100,000 for Presidential candidates and Ghc 10,000 for Parliamentary aspirants willing to file their nominations to contest the Presidential and Parliamentary elections, come December 7.

"The Presidential Candidate will be required to deposit an amount of Ghc 100,000 in a form of a Bankers draft to the Commission, Parliamentary Candidates will be required to deposit Ghc 10,000 in a form of a Bankers draft as well. We wish all candidates for both presidential and parliamentary elections well, we trust that the nomination process will be efficient, seemless and orderly . . ." EC Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa said at the "Let The Citizen Know" press conference held at the Electoral Commission office in Accra on Monday.

Nominations were opened on Monday, Septmber 14 and forms are to be accessed on the EC's website


The electoral management body will receive the filled out nomination forms from the Presidential and Parliamentary candidates from Monday, 5th October to Friday, 9th October, 2020.

The forms are to be submitted within the hours of 9am and 5pm each day.