According to the ruling party, Sam Okudzeto threatened Mahama and should be made to answer for it!
The four-month jail sentence issued by court to the Montie 3 has continued to stir up more controversies among political stakeholders. [Here’s the full story]The most recent development on the matter is that members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), have raised eyebrows against some comments made by former President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Sam Okudzeto.
The NDC has accused Okudzeto of allegedly threatening the life of President Mahama. Sam Okudzeto was said to have made some unhealthy comments while he was talking about the trending Montie 3 controversy. Now according to some media reports, the GBA former president said that should Mahama free the convicted trio, “that would be his funeral”.
Sam Okudzeto in his comments continued that it won’t tell good of the President, if he should pardon the three contemnors. His comments however, has been frowned at by NDC members. According to the ruling party, Sam Okudzeto threatened Mahama and should answer for it. The party’s prominent members have reportedly asked security agencies to question the legal practitioner for issuing threats against the President.
In a statement issued by the NDC, the party considers the statement by okudzeto not only as a threat to President Mahama’s life “but also, a danger to the very foundation of the country’s Constitution, the people, and democracy.”
The NDC in their statement, called on the police to invite the legal practitioner to answer to his reckless comments seeing as it could stir up controversy among stakeholders.
The Montie three; Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were sentenced to serve four months in jail last week, after being found guilty of contempt charges. This was after they threatened to deal with Supreme Court Judges over their handling of the suit on the credibility of the voters’ register.
The jail sentence had led to agitations among NDC members who were, and are still agitating for their release. But on the contrary, people in the likes of Sam Okudzeto spoke against the release of the trio. The former GBA president in his comments had said that the Montie 3 should have been given longer sentences.