Businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome of the infamous judgement debt scandal has added his voice to the Montie Fm’s three saga—saying, the procedure the Supreme Court used to convict and sentence the three was “wrong”.
Speaking to TV Gold, Woyome said the 1992 constitution of Ghana is a perfect instrument and it takes care of the fact that “if there was judicial tyranny or mistake, the President could use his powers under Article 72″ to straighten things.
His argument is that, this is exactly what has happened—the judges “erred bitterly” and therefore the President Mahama must step in to make this right, as demanded by the constitution.
He said: “Im saying that the Supreme Court has erred in this ruling, they have erred and erred bitterly. The only solution to put everything back is for us all to be happy in this country and the Supreme Court also to be happy is for the President to exercise his right under Article 72, I don’t think it is going to hurt anybody. If people are on radio and on TV being partisan, I’m not part of that. The issue is that all these lawyers of this country and judges know that the process is wrong and that the Supreme Court has erred. That is why I am here to try to gently tell my president that he should reflect, it is not a force, the people who are expressing their sentiments, some could be emotional, some could be saying anything but I think that for the good of this country, Article 72 must be invoked to serve as precedent. It checks everything.”
Woyome also stated that former President Kufuor made use of the same constitutional provision to grant pardon to certain NPP members who were convicted—so why is it a big deal if President Mahama is being called upon to do the same?
“The President [Kufuor] has invoked it before when it mattered for the NPP. It was invoked nobody talked, why,” he said.
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