Petition book opened for jail Montie trio

Petition book opened for jail Montie trio

A group called Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP) has opened a petition book to that will collect signatures that will be used as the basis to ask for pardon from President John Mahama for the Montie three.

The group has placed the petition books at the premises of Radio Gold and the Freedom Centre.

According to a statement signed by the convener of RAP, Abu Razak, the signature collection is in a bid to persuade President Mahama to activate his prerogative of mercy powers under Article 72 of the 1992 constitution.

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The statement further noted that the four-month jail term of the journalist and two panellists, Alistair Nelson, and Godwin Ako Gunn is excessive and has the potential to severely curtail the right to free speech.

They also encouraged all well-meaning Ghanaians to go and sign the books at any of the two places.

Host of Montie FM’s political talk show ‘Pampaso’ Salifu Maase, popularly known as Mugabe, and two panelists, Alistair Nelson, and Godwin Ako Gunn both of the National Democratic Congress were jailed four months by the Supreme Court on Wednesday after they threatened to kill judges sitting on the Voters’ register case.

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