DON'T GIVE CLEMENCY TO MONTIE III THROUGH ARTICLE 72
Over the last few days many have called on the President to use his powers under Article 72 of Ghana's constitution to free the Montie III on the grounds that their punishment is too harsh. For some of us this is a slippery slope the President ought to avoid.
That those seeking clemency are not questioning the conviction but the sentence handed down is clear indication that as a country majority see their actions as unpardonable. I am of the view that there are many prisoners in Ghana either jailed for the wrong reason, are elderly or infirm who are more deserving of a pardon but have no political affiliation to enable them petition you.
Much as you have the power to pardon, in my view it should not be for capricious reasons. In the name of preserving the sanctity of the judiciary kindly leave the convicts to serve their time. The pressure being brought on you is just one slippery slope.