Efutu PPP Parliamentary aspirant Nana Ofori Owusu has urged President Mahama to sack all NDC government officials including ministers who have signed the Montie 3 Petition seeking the release of the Montie trio who were jailed for contempt.
On July 27, three Montie FM presenters namely; Godwin Ako Gunn, Alistair Nelson and Salifu Maase, aka Mugabe were sentenced by the Supreme Court to four months behind bars after they were found guilty of threatening the lives of supreme court justices on live radio.
In a bid to seek presidential pardon for the guilty trio, a group known as Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP) have concocted a petition which have received endorsements from top officials of the ruling NDA including ministers. Some of the endorsers include; the Education Minister, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, the deputy minister of Education in charge of Tertiary, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare.
Nana Ofori Owusu who is also The Director of Operation for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) aired his view on the matter via Citifm’s “The Big Issue” stating that the involvement of top government officials in the petition is an act of defiance and utmost rebellion. As a penalty, Mr. Ofori Owusu, an investment banker by profession recommended the sack of each and every appointed official involved.
Ofori Owusu On Montie 3 Petition
His words read;
“We found it bizarre that the Ministers of the President who are appointed by the President and other high party functionaries appointed by the President will embarrass their President openly and tell their President that you are sleeping and that you don’t know that there is an Article 72, so me the Minister that you gave me a job, I am openly defying and ridiculing you. It is a disrespect against the Authority of the President. The President should go through that book and everybody that signed the petition should be sacked. This act is gross insubordination to the President.It is an attempt to ridicule him in public.”
Before now, the PPP launched a counter petition urging President Mahama to remain honorable to the judgement of the Supreme court as any action otherwise would “be a slap on the face of the judiciary. The counter petition has already received the endorsement of PPP flag-bearer Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom.
What do you think? Do the perpetrators deserve a presidential pardon as perceived by the RAP? Yay or Nay? Share your views in the comment section.