Recent reports reveal that the PPP’s Counter petition has been stolen by unknown thugs who had pretended they were also signing the booklet at the PPP’s headquarters
The counter petition book opened by the Progressive People’s Congress (PPP) against the release of the Montie FM trio has been reportedly stolen. The PPP petition was aimed at compelling President Mahama to uphold the rulings of the Supreme court by not granting pardon to the contemnors, as demanded by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Montie 3; Godwin Ako Gunn, Alistair Nelson and Maase Salifu, were jailed four-months for criminal contempt of the Supreme Court, after threatening the lives of Judges. Following their incarceration, sympathisers of the trio, most of whom are NDC members have been agitating for their release, asking Mahama to activate his prerogative of mercy powers on their behalf.
Their agitations brought about the opening of a petition book which amassed several signatures from prominent members of the ruling party. Following the opening of the said petition, the PPP who believe it would be wrong for Mahama to pardon the trio, launched their own petition to counter that of the NDC.
However, recent reports reveal that the PPP’s Counter petition has been stolen by unknown thugs who had pretended they were also signing the booklet at the PPP’s headquarters. According to the party’s Communications Director, Papa Kow Ackon, the book has garnered about 1,700 signatures. Speaking on Citi Eyewitness News, Papa Ackon also said that two other books which have about 1,000 signatures, were also stolen by the young men.
The theft has been reported to the Nima Police Station while the party continues to search for the books. Meanwhile, the petition for the release of the trio has been sent by the President to the Council of State for advice.