Flagbearer of the party, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom signs PPP petition book alongside other notable personalities who want to reinforce the Supreme Court’s decision to jail the Montie 3.
The Progressive People’s Party opened a petition book yesterday, with the aim of urging President Mahama to respect the judgement of the Supreme Court against the Montie trio, who were jailed for contempt. The book in question has begun getting endorsements from notable people.
Flagbearer of the party, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom signs PPP petition book, alongside other notable personalities to ensure that the jailed Montie trio never receives pardon from the president.
The PPP launched the petition to counter that of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters which is demanding presidential pardon for the Montie 3. Nduom’s signing of this new petition comes after the Policy Advisor for the PPP, Kofi Asamoah Siaw, stated that any decision by the President to revoke the sentencing will “be a slap in the face of the judiciary”
On July 27, The Supreme court dished out a four-month jail sentence to three Montie FM presenters, after they were found guilty of contempt charges. The trio; Godwin Ako Gunn, Alistair Nelson and Maase Salifu, had on a radio programme, threatened the lives of Supreme Court justices over their handling of the suit on the voters’ register.
Following the apex court’s judgement, there have been agitations from supporters of the ruling party whom have described the judgement as harsh. Their agitations had led to the emergence of a petition book, aimed at persuading the President to exercise his prerogative of mercy powers on the trio’s behalf. The petition book has received public support from notable government appointees and officials of the NDC.
The NDC supporters have continued to agitate against the four-month sentence despite calls by notable personalities, to put an end to the drama. But like those whom have frowned at the Montie 3 release petition, the PPP also believes it would be wrong for Mahama to pardon the Montie 3.
The party therefore came up with a contrasting petition urging Mahama to respect the ruling of the apex court.