Ken Agyapong’s Montie 3 comments came as a result of the massive attack hurled at him, when he allegedly accused the Electoral Commission Chair of trading sex for her position.
Controversial Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, has come out to rebuke calls for the immediate release of the jailed Montie trio. The MP who is of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), is of the opinion that the jailed contemnors deserve to be punished for their comments.
Ken Agyapong’s Montie 3 comments, are as a result of the massive attack hurled at him, when he allegedly accused the Electoral Commission Chair of trading sex for her position. He opines that calls for the immediate release of the Montie 3 is hypocritical, making specific mention of Gender Minister Oye Lthiur, who signed the petition for their release.
It would be recalled that the Gender Minister had led calls for Ken Agyapong to apologise for his sex-for-job comments against the EC chair. According to him, if his comments were condemned, then those of the Montie trio should be condemned as well.
The Montie three; Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase alias ‘Mugabe’, were sentenced to four months in prison by the Supreme Court, for contempt charges. This was after they threatened to kill supreme court judges over their handling of the case on the voters’ register.
Following their sentence, there have been agitations from notable personalities including lawyers for the trio, who have described the judgement as harsh. Their agitations led to the emergence of a petition book opened by Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), to persuade President Mahama to grant a presidential pardon to the trio.
Perturbed about the Montie 3 release petition, the People Progressive Party (PPP) came up with a counter petition, urging Mahama to uphold the apex court’s ruling. The party are of the view that the President will be undermining the work of the judiciary, if he gave in to the pressure being mounted on him to pardon the trio.
But then, MP Kennedy Agyapong has another suggestion. He has advised Mahama to pardon the trio after they have served two months of the sentence. According to him, they would have learnt their lessons by then.