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Kofi Adams justifies ‘Montie 3’ over Delta Force

NDC National Organiser Kofi Adams wants President Akufo-Addo to show leadership

National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Adams says the action of political vigilante group Delta Force is criminal and worse than what some three activists of his party did in 2016.

The three activists – later to be referred to as Montie 3 – threatened, on radio, to kill judges of Ghana’s Supreme Court during a case on the use of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards for the elections.

Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Pampaso show host Salifu Maase, also known as Mugabe, threatened to kill the judges just as happened in 1982.

Though the three were given custodial sentences, then President John Dramani Mahama granted them pardon following pressure from some government appointees and followers of the NDC.

But speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise on Thursday, April 13, Mr Adams said the granting of pardon to the ‘Montie 3’ was “legal” and “constitutional”.

He said even by sending a petition to the sitting government, followers of the party were abiding by law.

“Has anybody been punished for petitioning the president to free the Montie 3?” he quizzed.

He said to besiege a court of law to defy a judge’s order and free accused persons is the highest form of lawlessness.

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He said even a petition could have extenuated the offence of the Delta Force members.

“So the two are not the same at all,” he concluded. “One is a crime.”

‘Cronies’

He called on the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to stamp his authority and show leadership.

Mr Adams says being a president is not enough but showing that he is in charge is what Ghanaians want to see of President Akufo-Addo.

He accused the president of unconstitutionality by sacking heads of state institutions such as the Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Cocoa Board and replacing them with “cronies”.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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