Supreme Court erred on montie 3, Mahama must act – Woyome

Businessman Alfred Woyome has waded into the jailing of the Montie three, saying the Supreme Court judges erred in their verdict.

According to Woyome, who was recently let loose of a litany of court cases, the judges could have been lenient with the contemnors since they openly showed remorse.

“I’m saying that the Supreme Court has erred in this ruling, they have erred and erred bitterly. The only solution to put everything back is for us all to be happy in this country and the Supreme Court also to be happy is for the President to exercise his right under Article 72, I don’t think it is going to hurt anybody. If people are on radio and on TV being partisan, I’m not part of that. The issue is that all these lawyers of this country and judges know that the process is wrong and that the Supreme Court has erred.

“That is why I am here to try to gently tell my president that he should reflect, it is not a force, the people who are expressing their sentiments, some could be emotional, some could be saying anything but I think that for the good of this country, Article 72 must be invoked to serve as precedent. It checks everything,” Woyome told TV Gold, an affiliate of Montie Fm.

Host of Montie FM’s political talk show ‘Pampaso’ Salifu Maase, popularly known as Mugabe, and two panelists, Alistair Nelson, and Godwin Ako Gunn both of the National Democratic Congress were jailed four months by the Supreme Court on Wednesday for contempt.

Since their jailing, members of the NDC who have described the four-month jail term as harsh, have mounted pressure on President John Mahama to pardon them or risk losing votes in the upcoming election.

Several ministers including education minister Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang and gender minister Nana Oye Lithur have signed the petition calling the president to activate article 72 and pardon them.