(Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the Presbyterian church of Ghana)
The ministers of state and Ghanaians criticizing the Supreme Court over the jailing of the Montie 3 are nation wreckers who must be condemned, the moderator of the Presbyterian church of Ghana, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, has said.
According to him, a nation is ruled by laws and therefore cannot allow the misconduct of citizens to prevail.
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.
But commenting on the development, the presby boss told his congregation that such calls are inimical to the state.
“A nation is an entity, a people ruled by law; so if there are any people who are a lawless society then they are doomed. A country like America, when you break the law even if you are the President or a Presidential candidate and they get you, you’ll go to jail. I hear some people are saying what the Judges did was not right. Look, threatening to kill a Judge, it has happened before in Ghana, whoever has issues with the sentence of these three people are nation wreckers who must be condemned and not entertained.”