- John Mahama has beseeched President Akufo-Addo to show mercy to a pastor who has been jailed for four years for flouting public gathering directives
- Mahama said the sentence Apostle Sampson Agakpe and two others are expected to serve is too harsh
- He also described the act as an instance of selective justice
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Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has beseeched President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to show mercy to a pastor who has been jailed for four years over the public gatherings directive.
According to Mahama, the prison sentence Apostle Sampson Agakpe and two others are expected to serve is too harsh. He also described the act as an instance of selective justice.
Mahama made this known during an interaction with Christian leaders in the Northern regional capital, Tamale, during his recent visit to the region.
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John Mahama added that during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries, people were seen flouting the law with impunity yet the same law was not applied to them.
“We are all equal before the law. It should not be possible for political parties to flout law and get away with it, yet when a church flouts the law, the punishment is heavy and draconian.
“We have our Christian colleagues, a pastor and some church workers languishing in jail. They were sentenced to jail for four years. That is a very draconian punishment."
The founder of the Church of Pure Christ in the Volta Region, Apostle Sampson Agakpe, was arrested, charged, and jailed for four years together with his Assistant Pastor, Maxwell Dzogoedzikpe and the church secretary, Samuel Agakpe.
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In other news, former president, John Dramani Mahama, has described the just ended 2020 voters' registration exercise as a successful one.
Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) initially opposed the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to compile a new register for the 2020 polls.
However, in a Facebook Live interview, the NDC leader opined that the EC’s exercise met the expectations of the party.
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