An expert in security, Sani Adib has described President Mahama’s decision of remitting the sentence of the 3 Montie ‘Extremists’ as a dangerous precedence that could have a very dire consequence on the peace and security of the country.
President Mahama has granted pardon to Salifu Maase(Mugaabe), Godfred Ako Gunn and Alistair Tairo Nelson who were sentenced to three months imprisonment each by the Supreme Court after they were charged with contempt.
Reacting to this development in a wireless interview with Pinkfmonlinegh.com, Mr. Sani Adib described it as “dangerous precedence” also adding that the President “has opened the flood gates for impunity” and that “defeats his crusade against intemperate language on airwaves” and hence could be termed as a “complete show of lack of commitment to what he says”
On the security and stability of the country, Mr Adib asserted that this could create chances fr others too to thread the same path in the subsequent days.
“People will cause havoc and hope to be pardoned when they are arrested and imprisoned, the judiciary has been undermined and that will affect their job, the police will also feel constrained they can’t do their job well with political interference. Footsoldiers will get a boost to perpetrate violence because they have the solid backing of political figure heads…We better watch out” He cautioned.
President Mahama at a recent gathering to launch the NDC’s National Campaign at Cape Coast descended on the NPP Party describing them as “winning an olympic gold medal in suspensions and unguarded languages” and also describing them as a threat to national democracy, but his recent posture by remitting the sentence of the Montie contemnors which has raised eyebrows on social media platforms, many people has described him as “lukewarm” and hypocritical”
Story: Akwasi Addo/Pinkfmonlinegh.com