Member of the council of state who was part of the body which advised President Mahama to pardon the Montie three, Nana Kodua Kesse, says anyone who disagrees with the presidential pardon can seek redress at the courts.
According to the Oyokohene of the New Juaben, their recommendation to the president was made after a careful consideration of the various dynamics involved in the case.
“For the Council of State, we have done our work according to the provision of the constitution. If anybody feels that we have breached the constitution they can go to court for interpretation. The president has been giving pardon to prisoners every year; are they also not prisoners? What is so peculiar about the Montie three, what is so peculiar about the pardon the president has given them, it is his prerogative,” he said.
So far, the opposition NPP has described Mahama's presidential pardon as an affront to the independence of the Judiciary.