VIDEO: Montie 3 petition was for clemency
Running mate of former President John Dramani Mahama Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has reacted to her involvement in signing a petition which saw the infamous Montie 3 pardoned by her boss.
She said the action to sign the petition was not an endorsement of wrong-doing but was done to trigger clemency for the trio.
“The case was not tampered with, the court process was allowed to continue to its conclusion. Those of us who listened to the comments, we told them their utterances were wrong and so they should go and apologise and so made them apologise until the sentencing came. And in the judicial process, there is something called pardon or clemency; even in recent times, they have pardoned a lot of people.
“So are they saying that if someone commits an offence and they are being taken away and they run to you to apologise on their behalf, as a mother will you throw them away? or that when you go and apologise on their behalf it means you endorse what they had done? no. If your child smashes the mirror of somebody’s car and you go and apologise does it mean your support what your child did? Mahama could have covered them but he didn’t do so, he allowed the law to work; what do we see today?”