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Montie 3 petition presented to Mahama

Source: citifmonline.com

Lawyers for the Montie trio and the owners of the company have presented the petition for a pardon to the Presidency.

The petition was received by the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday Morning.

The three, Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were sentenced to serve four months in jail on Wednesday, after they were found guilty of contempt charges.

The three were found to have threatened the lives Supreme Court judges during a radio discussion on Montie FM’s ‘Pamapaso’.

Following the incarceration of three, a group calling itself the Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), started the petition pushing for signatures in a bid to persuade President Mahama to activate his prerogative of mercy powers under Article 72 of the 1992 Constitution.

Several ministers and high ranking officials of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), signed the petition to put pressure on the President to grant a presidential pardon.

The petition garnered signatures from notable NDC officials and government appointees including Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, Education Minister, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, Deputy Minister for Education, Samuel Okudzeto and the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur.

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