“Mahama is never going to accept a petition signed by these people. Never at all,” Rawlings said.
A statement signed by the former president stated that such comments circulating on social media are “false and a total fabrication.”
Rawlings also denied signing the petition book which is aimed at amassing one million signatures to persuade Mahama to invoke his powers under Article 72 to grant the three convicts pardon.
Rawlings was quoted on social media as mocking persons who are signing a petition to have the President of Ghana activate his powers in Article 72 of the 1992 Constitution to give them presidential pardon, Salifu Maase popularly known as Mugabe and two presenters, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn after they were convicted by the Supreme Court (SC) for contempt.
He is alleged to have suggested persons signing the petition to be sent to the Ridge Psychiatry Hospital to find out if they are in the best frame of mind.
“Mahama is never going to accept a petition signed by these people. Never at all,” he said.
The petition book was opened by pro-government group Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP) to collect signatures of Ghanaians to implore the president to free Salifu Maase aka Mugabe, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn.
The contempt proceedings came after the three threatened the Supreme Court judges who sat on the Abu Ramadan and Gary Nimako versus the Electoral Commission case.
They also threatened to rape the Chief Justice.
The contempt proceedings came after the three threatened the Supreme Court judges who sat on the Abu Ramadan and Gary Nimako verses the Electoral Commission case.