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Go for review, pardon is not in Mahama's interest - Baba Jamal tells Montie 3 lawyers

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
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Despite signing the petition book calling on President John Mahama to pardon the Montie trio, Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Baba Jamal advised lawyers for the three convicts to seek for review if there is an opportunity because it was not in the president's individual interest to grant the pardon

According to him, even though he did sign the petition, upon sober reflections, he believes the president should not pardon the trio.

The three persons, Salifu Maase aka Mugabe, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn were jailed four months each by the Supreme Court in July for threatening to kill some judges who were presiding over the Abu Ramadan-EC case.  a petition book was opened calling on the president to pardon them.

Immediately after their sentencing, two petition books from lawyers of the convicts and pro-NDC group, Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP) which was opened to call on the president to pardon them was well patronised by NDC sympathisers including ministers of state and Baba Jamal was no exception.

But speaking on Starr FM's Starr Chat on Wednesday, he said, “Let me tell you something interesting,  I believe that the president shouldn’t give them the pardon.The pardon will not be something that will be in the interest of the president as an individual through his political career [and] what he has done for this country to go out with that colour”, Mr Jamal stated.

“So I signed out of solidarity, but I believe that it is not the best solution to grant a presidential pardon,” he added.