Montie 3 jailing: Let not your spirits be dampened -Koku Anyidoho
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged its members not to be down hearted following the sentencing of host of Montie FM’s Pampaso political show and two others for contempt of court.
The party is asking its supporters to overcome the sad event and rather gird their loins for the impending crucial December election.
Salifu Maase aka Mugabe, a presenter at the NDC affiliated radio station and two others Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn, who were panelist on the show were found guilty of scandalizing the court, defying and lowering the authority of the Supreme Court and bringing it into disrepute.
The two on June 29, warned judges of Ghana’s highest court to be wary of their conduct in the case involving the Electoral Commission and Mr Abu Ramadan if they did not want to suffer the fate of the three members of the bench who were shot to death and burnt on June 30, 1982 in the era of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).
The Supreme court handed a four months jail term each to the Montie FM panelists and the host aka Mugabe. They are to pay 10,000 GHS each by tomorrow, which failure to pay the fine will be another term imprisonment.
Owners of the station were all found guilty of contempt and have been fined GHc30, 000, to be paid to the court by close of day Thursday or face a jail term of one month.
Most of the ruling party’s supporters are angry over the sentencing of the two who they saw as heroes.
Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM, the deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho who stated that there was no party position on the matter yet, urged supporters to remain calm.
“Let not our spirits be dampened by what has happened. We are men; we’ll go through trials and tribulations. I keep saying that if Joseph’s brothers knew that selling him into captivity would have turned him into a Prime Minister of Egypt they would have kept him at home; so is a man’s life”