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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Mugabe bounces back Monday; set to put Akufo-Addo, NPP on his radar

Accra-based radio station, Montie FM, will on Monday resume its hard-hitting political talk show with regular host, Salifu Maase, promising to put the New Patriotic Party and its flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo under its microscope.

Maase, also known as Mugabe, and two of his panellists – Alistair Nelson and Ako Gunn - were jailed four months for makingcontemptuous remarks against Supreme Court judges on the show, which has been very critical of the NPP.

Just a month into their sentence, President Mahama on August 22 granted them a remission of sentence on grounds of compassion subsequent to which they were released from prison on Friday.

The grant of remission per Article 72 of the constitution followed a petition submitted to President John Mahama which urged him to grant the three, said to be activist of the National Democratic Congress, presidential pardon. 

Lawyer for Maase, Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo on Saturday posted on Facebook that his client will from next week back the hot seat on the show, Pampaso, on which “he will be very critical of the NPP and Nana Addo”.

“The rebranding of Nana Addo will be placed under the microscope. Nana Addo's previous comments would be subject to scrutiny. He will be doing exactly what happens on Boiling Point on Omanfm on Tuesday and Thursday,” Mr Tameklo stated.

Judiciary no go area.

He assured that the judiciary would be off limit on the show, saying “No comment on a Judge or the JUDICIARY. Closed chapter”.

He said his client was not convicted for scandalising the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo or the President John Mahama, hence the show will not fall short of criticising the NPP and its flagbearer.

“Remember that they were convicted for scandalizing the COURT and not NPP or NANA ADDO OR PRESIDENT MAHAMA”.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah
Twitter @steviekgh_TV3

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