Montie Saga Supreme Court erred; Mahama must invoke his powers - Woyome

According to him, the Supreme Court erred in the whole process it used in convicting and sentencing the three contemnors, saying the only way to restore happiness in the country is for the president to invoke his powers of mercy under Article 72 of the 1992 constitution.

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Businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome has added his voice to calls for President John Mahama to grant a presidential pardon to the three Montie FM contemnors.

According to him, the Supreme Court erred in the whole process it used in convicting and sentencing the three contemnors, saying the only way to restore happiness in the country is for the president to invoke his powers of mercy under Article 72 of the 1992 constitution.

“I’m also amazed that the lawyers were asking all of them to say that ‘we are guilty. We are not guilty of anything because the process is wrong in the first place. The process is completely wrong,” he told TV Gold in an interview.

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Woyome believed the Attorney General should have acted as it has always done in many matters including his [Woyome] own case.

“The AG should have done something and I agree with Justice Sophia that the AG should have acted, I agree with that aspect. Because this also gave them the chance, I mean if I am the one and you bring the person to me I will be so angry and I can make a mistake.

“I’m saying that the Supreme Court has erred in this ruling, they have erred and erred bitterly. The only solution to put everything back is for us all to be happy in this country and the Supreme Court also to be happy is for the President to exercise his right under Article 72, I don’t think it is going to hurt anybody.

"If people are on radio and on TV being partisan, I’m not part of that. The issue is that all these lawyers of this country and judges know that the process is wrong and that the Supreme Court has erred. That is why I am here to try to gently tell my president that he should reflect, it is not a force, the people who are expressing their sentiments, some could be emotional, some could be saying anything but I think that for the good of this country, Article 72 must be invoked to serve as precedent. It checks everything," 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 the three contemnors.

The three were sentenced to four months in prison by the Supreme Court following contempt proceedings against them.

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.

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