Sentence Remission Pulse readers think Prez Mahama was wrong in Montie 3 pardon

Pulse.com.gh asked its readers for their opinions whether the decision to pardon the trio - Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn was right.

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On Monday evening, the Flagstaff House remitted the remaining prison sentence imposed on the three contemnors effective 26 August 2016.

Since the announcement, President John Mahama has come under harsh criticism, while some equate his action to undermining the authority of the Judiciary.

Pulse.com.gh asked its readers for their opinions whether the decision to pardon the trio - Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn was right.

The jailed Montie three were sentenced to four months in prison by the Supreme Court following contempt proceedings against them. The contempt proceedings came after the three threatened the lives of Supreme Court judges who sat on the Abu Ramadan and Gary Nimako versus the Electoral Commission case.

Eric  Husni Ewusidzie-Sagoe, who submitted one of the responses to Pulse, questioned the relevant of the question and noted: "So are U saying the constitution is wrong and for that matter the president is wrong. Is pardoning not constitutional. Why is the media always reading political meanings into every move by the president instead of educating the populace. Give us a break."

Another user seemed to mock Justice Sophia Akufo’s comments that suggested the president was not above the law.

"Yes! 'Not even the President can stop us' she said.....but now what am I seeing............ haha I laugh enter Nsawam prisons.

Sheriff Peterson thought once the constitution mandates him to take such a decision, he was right.

“As far as the constitution mandate him to do so hence he is right,” he said.

Majority of the responded simple said the decision was ‘not right.’

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A poll conducted on the Pulse Twitter handle revealed that 84% of the respondents thought the president’s judgement was wrong. 18% said he was right in granting the trio sentence remission.

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