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General News of Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Use your own wisdom to reject Montie 3 petition - Peace Council

The Chairman of National Peace Council Most Rev.Prof. Emmanuel Asante is calling on the President John Dramani Mahama not to wade into Montie three controversy.

Some bigwigs in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have signed a petition book soliciting for signatories later to be presented to the president to grant the trio presidential pardon.

This he believes tends to 'embarrass’ the president, and that their actions could create problems for the nation.

‘We hear people saying all sort of things, and people are even urging the executive, embarrassing the president of the nation to wade into a situation that can create problems for all of us. I pray the president will use his own wisdom and for the sake of mother Ghana, not wade into this kind of situation,’ he said.

He wondered why the petitioners refused to review the case before asking the president to grant them amnesty.

‘Did the Supreme Court do what they the law permit, did they do out of what the law demands, were they doing legally what they were permitted to do, and if we are not happy, have we exhausted what the law says we can do, to review the case, have they gone for review,’ he asked.

Speaking on Ultimate breakfast show hosted by Lantam Papanko, he advised Ghanaians to desist from inciting people when a ruling do not go in their favour.

‘In a situation where we are saying all sort of things about our judges, insulting them because judgement goes in a way that we do not like, I sit back and say are we going to jungle politics, are we allowing rule of law to prevail, separation of powers must be respected,’ he asked.

The three contemnors Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn members of NDC and Salifu Maase alias Mugabe (Presenter) were on last week Wednesday jailed four months each by the Supreme Court.

The trio were found guilty of scandalizing the court, defying and lowering the authority of the Supreme Court and bringing it into disrepute.

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