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General News of Wednesday, 17 August 2016


We didn’t steal PPP’s counter petition booklet – NDC

The incumbent National Democratic Congress, NDC, has described as a blatant lie, allegations that it masterminded the stealing of the counter-petition booklet against the release of the Montie 3, from the premises of Progressive People’s party, PPP.

The PPP earlier told Citi News that one of the three booklets containing about one thousand seven hundred signatures, was stolen by some persons who were at the party’s headquarters on Tuesday. The PPP’s Communications Director, Paa Kow Ackon, blamed the NDC for the act.

But reacting to the accusation leveled against the NDC, the National Communications officer for the party , Solomon Nkansah, lashed out at the PPP and described the party as being irresponsible. “It is a matter of irresponsibility and the party (PPP) is simply disorganized”. Solomon Nkansah added that “the PPP just lacks focus and is simply irresponsible. We won’t allow them to drag us to their level “ The sentencing of Godwin Ako Gunn, Alistair Nelson , and Salifu Maase known as the Montie trio, to a four-month jail term for contempt, has been received with mixed reactions.

Members of the incumbent party and other ministers of state have signed and forwarded a petition to the Council of State to persuade President Mahama to pardon the Montie trio.

A former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Martin Amidu, has also described as unconstitutional, the procedure used by the Supreme Court in jailing the Montie FM trio.