The Director of Operation for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu has called for the dismissal of some high ranking officials of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who signed a petition calling for the release of the three Montie FM contemnors.
Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, alias Mugabe, were sentenced to serve four months in jail after they were found guilty of contempt charges for threatening to eliminate justices of the Supreme Court.
Some Ministers and top officials of the NDC have since signed a petition calling for the release of the trio.
The petition book, opened by a group known as the Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), has so far garnered several signatures, including those of high-profile government officials including the deputy minister of Education in charge of Tertiary, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare and the Education Minister, Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang.
Commenting on the development on Citi FM ‘s News Analysis Programme, The Big Issue, Ofori Owusu said the decision by these officials to sign the petition amounts to gross insubordination against the authority of the President. He therefore suggested that these Ministers should be dismissed for openly disrespecting the President and undermining his authority.
“We found it bizarre that the Ministers of the President who are appointed by the President and other high party functionaries appointed by the President will embarrass their President openly and tell their President that you are sleeping and that you don’t know that there is an Article 72, so me the Minister that you gave me a job, I am openly defying and ridiculing you.
It is a disrespect against the Authority of the President. The President should go through that book and everybody that signed the petition should be sacked. This act is gross insubordination to the President.
It is an attempt to ridicule him in public.” Nduom signs petition to keep Montie 3 in jail On Thursday, the founder and flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom signed another petition urging President John Mahama to respect the judgement of the Supreme Court against the Montie Three. The PPP started the petition as counter point to the “free Montie three” movement demanding a presidential pardon for the three pro-government communicators.