Government sued over petition to free Montie 3

Government sued over petition to free Montie 3

A Ghanaian man, Elikplim L. Agbemava has dragged President John Dramani Mahama to court over the use of his prerogative right of mercy under Article 72 of the 1992 constitution.

He is seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain the president from granting pardon to the three Montie contemnors.

In his writ, Mr Agbemava wants the court to give judgement on the true and proper interpretation of Articles 72 and 296 of the constitution and the exercise of the power of prerogative of mercy.

The writ is in response to the appeals by members of ruling NDC for the president to free the Montie trio after they made certain threatening comments against the Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court over the decision to remove names of voters who registered with the National Health Insurance card.

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Several NDC faithful after the judgement expressed their displeasure over the judgement with lawyers of the three opening a petition book which has been signed by several key members of the ruling party.

The petition has since been presented to the president who forwarded it to the Council of State for further consideration.

Lawyers of the president have 14-days to file their response to the suit in court before judgement will be made on the matter brought before the court.

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