President Mahama has been in a fix ever since the Supreme Court decided to sentence Salifu Maase and two panelists, Alistair Nelson, and Godwin Ako Gunn to four month imprisonment.
Following the sentence, some sympathizers of the ruling National Democratic decided to rain curses on President John Mahama and other leading members of the party for not intervening in the saga and have vowed vote out the party if it didn’t engineer the release of the Montie trio.
Lawyers for the trio have also said they will petition President Mahama to invoke his prerogative power of mercy for the three, whose sentencing they consider harsh.
But the seeming tension appears to be dying down as Salifu Maase alias Mugabe and the other two inmates have asked the good people of Ghana not to put undue pressure on President John Dramani Mahama to invoke article 72 to grant them pardon.
The host of Pampaso program Salifu Mugabe Maase, the two panelists Alistair Tairo Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn were in high spirits when ‘friends of the trio’ visited them at the prisons.
The trio were in an excited mood urging the numerous personalities who had come to visit them to be motivated by the precedence set by the Supreme Court.
“Don’t be discouraged, we are doing great. We are being protected by the Lord almighty. God willing we shall come out stronger, wiser and blessed.
The trio urged members of the public especially NDC supporters who are calling on President John Mahama to exercise his prerogative power of mercy over the jailing of the ‘Montie three’ to exercise restraint.
“We know the President has the executive powers to grant us pardon and at the right time he will decide on what to do.”
“The feeling of anger and disgust at the sentencing of trio by the Supreme Court is very understandable, but we are happy it happened, if it means serving the four months jail to allow President Mahama and the NDC to focus on the bigger picture and win the 2016 elections we are cool with it, Alistair Tairo Nelson stated.”
Salifu Mugabe Maase, Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson expressed gratitude to Ghanaians and in particular the NDC party for the show of love and support given them since the incident happened.
Source: Samuel Ablordeppey