NDC criticises Okudzeto’s opposition to Montie 3 pardon initiative



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

The Montie 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.

A statement issued by the General Secretary, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah and copied The Ghanaian Times said Mr. Okudzeto, 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 public to President Mahama to pardon the convicts.

It said Mr. Okudzeto was 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 statement said the NDC considers the 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.

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

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