Pardoning the Montie ‘Trio’: A non-starter of all rhetoric


Just a week after the sentencing of the famous ‘Montie Trio’ the media is once again white-washed with news about them. When they went on air and ranted and issued threat in the direction of the judiciary we talked about them.

But what do they think? This country is bigger than any individual and any political party for that matter. Nobody can take our peace and sovereignty at ransom. In fact they shouldn’t even attempt it, because they will always be overtaken by the interest of the common people.

I am particularly happy that the Courts have put some sanity back in the system. As a result of the sentencing, those who are fond of using the media to air their nonsense will think twice henceforth.

I heard and read from certain quarters, with amusement, that some people are calling on the President to pardon the ‘Trio’. Really? Well, Mr. President whoever is placing that request on your desk doesn’t wish you well in your political adventure.

In fact, why would anyone even think of pardoning these guys? The point is they erred and they are being punished for going over board, period. Where have we placed our reasoning? Has politics gradually taken over our consciousness such that we wouldn’t make any difference between wrong and right?

Come on guys! Let’s take politics out of this. Whether these guys are NPP or NDC, it doesn’t matter. The point is nobody should be given that permission to use the media to demonstrate their craziness. For the simple fact that our Constitution accords us the freedom of speech does not mean any speech is free.

What this country need to hear is ideologies that will advance the collective good of Ghanaians.  We can’t tolerate a minority, in fact individuals to use the media to incite violence against anyone let alone the Arms of government. Let’s open the airwaves to those who have ideas to share and who are keen on seeing an improvement in our living standards.

In as much as we condemned their act, their punishment should be accepted and recorded in the books. Nobody should attempt to play the card of interest in this issue because it doesn’t hold. Mr. President please don’t listen to any ‘Pardon Call’.


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