Montie FM Saga Ignore calls to pardon Montie trio - Sam Okudzeto cautions Mahama

According to the former president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), the president will be planning his own funeral if he gives in to the pressure being mounted on him.

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Ignore calls to invoke article 72 of the 1992 constitution and granting the Montie trio a presidential pardon Sam Okudzeto has cautioned President Mahama.

According to the former president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), President Mahama will be planning his own funeral if he gives in to the pressure being mounted on him.

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“They threatened judges, which is a criminal offence, they refused to prosecute the people and now should he free them, that is going to be his own funeral. …What lesson will he be telling the people of Ghana; that if people commit a criminal offence because they are his party people, therefore, he should go and pardon them? Is that a proper way to administer the pardon? That is my view. If he wants to do it, he should go ahead and do it, but they forget we are all in Ghana; it is not just me.

“People have threatened to kill judges, which is a criminal offence, which is there in the criminal code and the Attorney General has not prosecuted them and he wants to go and pardon? He should go ahead and pardon them because his party people want it, his party chairman said it, but as for me, I will not be a party to it,” he said.

The convicted three, Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn, and Salifu Maase, aka Mugabe sentenced to a four-month jail term by the Supreme Court for contempt on Wednesday, July 27. They threatened the lives of judges on an Accra-based radio station called Montie FM.

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Since the sentencing, the office of the president has been besieged with numerous calls from some party big and supports of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC)  as well as Ministers and appointees of the presidency to grant the Montie trio presidential pardon since in their view the sentencing was “harsh”.

Pro-NDC group Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP) has however opened a petition book to collect one million signatures to coerce the president into granting the three pardon.

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