Don’t pressurize Prez Mahama to release Montie 3 – Group

Backbone for Accountable Governance has called on some members and supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress to as a matter of urgency minimize the pressure mounted on the president to released the jailed montie 3.

This was contained in a release signed by the executive secretary of the group, Mr. Evans Amoo.

‘We believe in that vein our supreme court was trying to do by protecting and promoting the decency in our public conversation

But that exercise was overemphasized which has led to the harsh sentence laid down by our Supreme Court judges to the three “muntie” convict

We support the public decision for the court to evaluate the harshness of their sentences but we disagree to the pressure mount on the president to exercise constitutional provision to free the three convict.’

 

Below is the Press Release

 

PRESS STATEMENT

ENSURE THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY, EXECUTIVE AND THE LEGISLATURE

The three main arms of government are independent of each other despite there’s check and balances existing among them in a way it is important to ensure that each of them perform  its duty without interfering with one another,

Our democracy has gone a long way and it has been describe as a bacon of Africa democracy, so therefore all effort must be channel toward ensuring the sustenance of that enviable reputation attain within this few decade as a nation.

We believe in that vein our supreme court was trying to do by protecting and promoting the decency in our public conversation

But that exercise was overemphasized which has led to the harsh sentence laid down by our Supreme Court judges to the three “muntie” convict

We support the public decision for the court to evaluate the harshness of their sentences but we disagree to the pressure mount on the president to exercise constitutional provision to free the three convict.

We think that will create conflict between the executive and the judiciary and will demean the enviable authority of the Supreme Court and bring our judicial system to disrepute.

We are of the view that instead of petitioning the executive to exercise constitutional provision such pressure should be channel towards the chief justice to review the case in the form of reconstitute the panel by taking into consideration the petition brought before her, we believe this will promote peace and coexistent of the executive and the judicially, we appeal to the council of the plaintiffs to appeal to the court in that manner. We also wish to add our voice to the many calls to the Supreme Court to reconsider its sentence to promote freedom of expression and just society, its behold on all of us to promote the rule of law whiles upholding the right of our citizens.

This will go long to way to sustain and improve Ghana position as a bacon of democracy in the 21 centaury Africa and world at large

We should also be ready to go back to court to challenge the supreme court practices of being itself, investigator, petitioner, prosecutor and a judge in its own case else this contempt judgment can be refer to in the court of law because it become judicial precedence this can lead to anarchy, infringement on the freedom of speech, legal biases and human right abuses the court who suppose to defend the citizenly now turn it iron hands against them.

Thank you and blesses all

 

EVANS AMOO

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY