The General Secretary of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and the party’s National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy, has visited the Montie trio, who are serving their four-month jail term at Nsawman prison in the Eastern Region.
Also part of the delegation was the NDC’s Director of Elections, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
The Host of Accra-based Montie FM’s ‘Pampamso’ political show, Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, together with his two panelists, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn, were jailed four months each by the Supreme Court in July, after they were found guilty of contempt charges.
This was after they had threatened to kill justices of the Supreme Court over their handling of the suit on the credibility of Ghana’s voters’ register. They were also fined GHc10, 000 which they have paid.
The sentence has however been received with mixed reactions, with largely members of the NDC claiming it is too harsh.
Top officials of the NDC both in government and out of government, have since signed a petition aimed at forcing President John Mahama to pardon the three, since in their view, they have shown remorse for their actions.
Top government officials who have not signed the petition which has since been forwarded to the Council of State, have also visited the prison, to commiserate with the trio.
They include the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekow Spio Garbrah and the former Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor among others.