Montie FM Saga NDC denies calling for the arrest of Sam Okudzeto

He indicated that the statement could have been authored and circulated by some faceless individuals to cause alienation among party members.

  • Published:
play (ghanacelibrities.com)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has denied ordering for the arrest of Sam Okudjeto a private legal practitioner for allegedly making some unpalatable comments about president John Dramani Mahama.

Mr Okudjeto on Monday, August 1, warned the president against pardoning the jailed Montie three, Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase alias ‘Mugabe’ saying President Mahama’s compliance to the pardon calls will mark his own funeral.

“They threatened judges, which are a criminal offence, they [Attorney General] refused to prosecute the people and now should he (Mr Mahama) free them that is going to be his own funeral,” Okudzeto said.

READ MORE:Montie FM Saga Dzifa Ativor visits Montie trio with goodies

A statement signed by the party General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, stated that "the NDC considers this statement from Mr Okudzeto not only as a threat to President Mahama’s life but also, a danger to the very foundation of the country’s Constitution, the people, and democracy, especially when such baseless and dangerous pronouncement is coming from a supposed seasoned and experienced legal practitioner of no mean repute.”

The statement also said the Police must invite the former president of the GBA for questioning.

But speaking on a Kumasi-based Ultimate Radio, General secretary of the  NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia denied authorising and signing any such statement.

He indicated that the statement could have been authored and circulated by some faceless individuals to cause alienation among party members.

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

Asiedu Nketia questioned why such individuals will link him to a statement he has no information about and therefore called on the public to disregard the contents of the statement.

“I disassociate myself from the statement because I did not author or sign it. I won’t be responsible for anything that will happen because the statement is fake”, he said

Read the Fake Statement below:

NDC CONDEMNS STATEMENT BY SAM OKUDJETO

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has noted with concern and disappointment the reaction of Mr Sam Okudjeto a private legal practitioner, at public pleas to the President, John Dramani Mahama to invoke Article 72 of the 1992 Constitution to free the Muntie trio.

The Muntie trio; Mr Godwin Arko Gunn, Mr Alistair Nelson and Mr Salifu Maase were last week sentenced four months each in prison for scandalising the Supreme Court.

Mr Okudjeto, who is supposed to be an accomplished legal practitioner, is vehemently opposed to the petition by lawyers of the trio and, pleas from civil society organisations, traditional rulers and a large section of the nation to President Mahama to pardon the convicts.

Mr Okudjeto is reported to have said in a section of the media that any attempt or act by the President to pardon the three convicts would mean the President arranging his own funeral.

The NDC considers this statement from Mr. Okudjeto not only as a threat to President Mahama’s life but also, a danger to the very foundation of the country’s Constitution, the people, and democracy, especially when such baseless and dangerous pronouncement is coming from a supposed seasoned and experienced legal practitioner of no mean repute.

While condemning this unfortunate statement in no uncertain terms, the NDC also calls on the Police and the security agencies to invite Mr. Okudjeto to answer for such reckless and irresponsible statement since it is pregnant with unimaginable provocation to lawlessness and chaos.

Signed

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah

General Secretary.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Ghana Armed Forces GAF announces date for 2017/18 recruitment screeningbullet
2 Adult Content We will continue showing porn on TV - Ice TVbullet
3 Freemasonry Here are prominent Ghanaians who are also freemasonsbullet
4 Accra vs Kumasi 6 pictures that perfectly capture the differences...bullet
5 Alleged Stealing 5 Tamale Teaching Hospital staff face dismissalbullet
6 GAF Recruits without BECE certificate will be sacked - Ghana...bullet
7 Illegal Drugs Ghana leads Africa in marijuana use; ranks 3rd...bullet
8 Adult Movies ICE TV to go to court over porn banbullet
9 Fraud Three Ghanaians arrested over £5million romance fraudbullet
10 Sex Workers Chinese prostitutes invade Wassa Akropong;...bullet

News