In what seems like a U-turn, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hanna Tetteh has just signed the Montie three petition at the premises of Radio Gold after she said she was not compelled to do so Monday.
A tweet from her on Tuesday morning stated: "Just so that my position no longer in doubt & its clear that I'm of the view that the sentence was harsh I'll be signing the petition today.”
She had earlier on Monday evening during a TV programme on Viasat One TV said hat even though she believes the sentence handed the three was harsh, that will not force her to support calls for their release.
But her decision to sign now joins her to the number of government appointees and members of the governing NDC signed a petition pleading with President Mahama to exercise his power under Article 72 of the constitution. This Article gives him the power to exercise the prerogative of mercy.
Education Minister, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, deputy Education Minister Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare and Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur all endorsed the petition.