Pardon Montie 3 in the name of free speech – Mornah
Chairman for the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah has called for a more lenient sentence for the Montie three who have been given a four month jail sentence each for threatening the lives of judges of the Supreme Court.
The PNC Chairman’s call for leniency follows the many sympathisers, mainly from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who have signed petitions and held vigils in solidarity with the Montie three.
“I sympathise with the people who have invited me for programs and I expressed that yes, they erred in their pronouncements but we could have tempered justice with Mercy,” Mr. Mornah said to Citi News.
Mr. Mornah revealed he was at a vigil held as attempts are being made to pile pressure on President Mahama to pardon the three.
The three; Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, Alistair Nelson and Godwin Ako Gunn, are currently serving their sentence in the Nsawam prison but the PNC Chairman believes “for the purposes of our freedom expression, we should be able to pardon them.”
Mr. Mornah also noted that the “punitive action will not necessarily lead to reforms. The many people who have gone to prisons are not necessarily reformed after the prison sentence.”
“Any other punishment meted out to them would have sufficed. You can give them a suspended sentence, you can reduce the jail term,” he suggested.