The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed disappointment in President John Mahama’s decision to grant remission to the Montie trio who scandalised the courts and Supreme Court judges.
According to a statement signed by the NPP’s director of communications, Nana Akomea, the president’s act is only an “endorsement of behaviours unacceptable in our society”.
“These are individuals who were jailed legally by the courts to deal with recalcitrant behaviours and a creeping social canker that would devour this nation if not checked."
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The NPP further disassociated itself from the action taken by the president.
Read full statement below:
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has noted the statement signed by the Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah which granted remission of sentence to the three jailed individuals sighted to have scandalized the courts and threatened judges of the Republic of Ghana.
We are indeed disappointed in the president of the Republic His Excellency John Dramani Mahama for this singular act which appears to be an endorsement of behaviours unacceptable in our society.
These are individuals who were jailed legally by the courts to deal with recalcitrant behaviours and a creeping social canker that would devour this nation if not checked.
We wish to state clearly that the NPP abhors disrespect for authority and would not associate with this action taken by the president.
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We wish to also demand that the president takes steps to reverse the decision reached as it stands to open our judiciary to attacks that would not benefit this country.
As a result, we call on all Ghanaians to take a cue from this and ensure that they vote out this incompetent administration in order to restore law and order in the Ghanaian society.
Director of Communications.