A member of the Council of State, Nana Kodua Kesse – has called on Ghanaians unhappy with the President’s decision to grant a pardon to the Montie 3 to send the matter to court if they wished.
Nana Kodua Kesse, who is the Oyokohene of New Juaben, was part of the Council’s deliberations which recommended a pardon to the President, who acted based upon that recommendation.
Nana Kesse, speaking on StarrFm, said that whilst everyone is entitled to their opinions, they have done their work and those unhappy can seek legal redress.
“For the Council of State, we have done our work according to the provision of the constitution. If anybody feels that we have breached the constitution they can go to court for interpretation. The president has been giving pardon to prisoners every year; are they also not prisoners? What is so peculiar about the Montie three, what is so peculiar about the pardon the president has given them, it is his prerogative,” he said.
“I am not surprised about the public backlash because everyone is entitled to their opinions. There are those who are hiding behind their political parties and they are saying a lot of things, for us in the Council of State we have done our work”.
He wondered what was so wrong with granting mercy that had people so up in arms.
“Even Jesus Christ when he was on the cross, he said ‘father forgive them’. So are people saying they are so okay that they can’t pardon people for any wrong doing?” he queried.