National Youth Organizer of the Progressive People’s Party, Divine Nkrumah has labelled the president’s remission of sentence given the ‘Montie 3’ as disgraceful stressing his act shows he holds the citizenry and the justices in little regard.
Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase (Mugabe) were given a four month imprisonment term after being found to be in contempt of the Supreme Court.
The ‘Montie 3’ were given remission of sentences by president Mahama on Monday invoking powers in Article 72 of the 1992 constitution of Ghana. The trio are set to be released on Friday, August 26.
“Ghana is really sick and becoming a useless state led by a government which is not making himself useful for the state’’ Mr. Nkrumah thundered on the ‘Abusua Nkomo’ show.
He pondered whether Mahama was a president for Ghana or president for the NDC Party? “The President has totally brought division in the country and I think we should start praying for him not to bring this country into disrepute’’, he concluded.
With opinions divided right in the middle among Ghanaians regarding president Mahama’s remission of sentence for the ‘Montie 3’, General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress(NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah is bemused the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) isn’t jubilating since they’ve held that releasing the trio would lead to defeat at the polls for the president.
Member of Parliament (MP) for Bekwai and Ranking Member of Parliamentary Committee on Legal, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, Joe Osei-Wusu has criticised the Council of State following President John Mahama's grant of pardon to the Montie trio, describing it as a haven for scoundrels.
Although President John Mahama acted within the provisions of the constitution to pardon the Montie trio, the pardon action will set an unnecessary precedent, private legal practitioner, John Ndebugri has said.
A New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo shall establish an Office of Special Prosecutor, within the first six months of his administration if he wins this year’s elections.
Pressure group, (Movement for truth) formed by ‘Montie 3’ candidate, Alistair Nelson before his incarceration is set to be out-doored in Koforidua, the Eastern regional capital on Friday, August 26, 2016.
The Leadership pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) group, Young Democratic Cadres (YODEC) contends the New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for the Suhum constituency misled Ghanaians when Hajia Samira Bawumia visted the constituency.
The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is to swap the existing cardboard voting booths with plastic ones for the upcoming December polls, an official of the EC’s Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Department, Mr Fred Tetteh has hinted.
Head of Communications at the Electoral Commission (EC), Eric Kofi Dzakpasu has stated that the Commission have sufficient biometric voter devices for the conduct of the forthcoming December polls.The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has raised concerns about the possibility of biometric devices malfunctioning on Election Day.
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says residents living in the northern part of the Western Region, who ply the roads in that part of the country on a daily basis, will decide on December 7, whether those roads have been constructed by President Mahama or not.
A member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Abraham Amaliba has charged at people criticising President John Mahama for dressing in party colours when presenting outboard motors to some fishermen in the Western Region.
Mustapha Hamid, Spokesperson for New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has challenged claims by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the recent distribution of outboard motors to fishermen in the Western Region was not vote buying.
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, brought business, commercial and vehicular activity to a complete standstill in the Central Business District of Accra, on Thursday, August 18, when he visited the Klottey Korle constituency, in the Greater Accra Region.
Having expressed their disgust over the Daily Dispatch story implying the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had sent a memo to members urging them to peddle falsehoods about the government and warned of taking the matter to court should the paper fail to retract and apologise, the paper has offered an apology.
Governance Expert, Professor Emmanuel Asiamah contends due to the low literacy levels in the country, the voting public will cast their ballots based on physical infrastructure developments within sight rather than achievements on paper.
The Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) is challenging the Electoral Commission and other state institutions in authority to call the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to order for what it calls “deliberate abuse for incumbency.”