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Source: primenewsghana. com - Former President John Mahama has expressed worry about the decision of the Attorney-General's Department, to free eight Delta Force members arrested for storming a Kumasi Circuit Court, to release some other members who were standing trial.
According to Mr Mahama the release of the Delta 8 does not speak well for the rule of law.

The former President, addressing party faithful's in Ashaiman to mark the silver jubilee of the NDC said the laws of the country should be allowed to work.

Citing the Montie three case as an example, the President said his government, allowed the law to work when it was faced with a similar situation.

“There are issues that this government has to focus on addressing and one of those is political vigilantism. We all witnessed what happened when the Montie three case came up. We did not decide to cover up or protect anyone or interfere. We allowed the laws to work. They went to court, afterwards they were jailed for more than a month until I exercised my powers as a President to call for their release.”

Thirteen members of pro-NPP group delta force attacked the regional security coordinator for Ashanti region and were arrested. While standing trial, another 8 members of the group vandalised the court and freed them.

The 8 were arrested, but later released after the principal state attorney in Ashanti Region dropped the case for want of evidence. 

John Dramani Mahama also criticized the governing New Patriotic Party for dismissing some public sector workers. He believes it sets a bad precedence for the governance system of the country.

“When I came to power, I left most of these public sector workers but when this [NPP] government took over, they dismissed them, and this is a bad precedent for our governance because potentially government can change in every four years so if another government takes over , it means all those working in the public sector have to be dismissed for a new crop of employees to take over and this is bad for governance.”



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