Ga chiefs plead for presidential pardon for Montie 3

The Ga Traditional Council has joined calls for President John Mahama to sanction the release of the three Montie FM host and panellists, jailed for making threatening comments against Supreme Court judges.

Addressing the media yesterday, Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayibonte said despite the trio’s contemptuous comments against the apex court, the decision to jail them for four months was too harsh.

“If the Supreme Court comes out with a ruling, nobody can question it but we think that the verdict is a harsh one,” he said.

The Council further condemned the threatening comments issued against the Justices by the three and pleaded with President Mahama to exercise his powers under article 72 of the 1992 Constitution and release them.

In a bid to persuade President Mahama to activate his prerogative of mercy powers under Article 72 of the 1992 Constitution, Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), a Pro- government group, has opened a petition book for the public to join the call.

The petition book has so far attracted prominent signatories from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) including Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyeman,  Deputy Education Minister in charge of tertiary, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit, Valerie Sawyerr.

By Times Reporter    

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