Ghana’s government refuted claims by senior opposition members who criticized President John Mahama of bias after releasing men accused of threatening judges because they were supporters of his ruling NDC party.
The President of the West African nation of Ghana decreed a pardon for at least three men who were committed to custody for threatening to hunt down and “finish” judges who ruled in favor of the opposition after disputes emerged during a voter roll revision.
The presidency said the men who apologized in court for their comment made a direct appeal recently and were pardon by President John Mahama in a bid to ensure stability ahead of polls and protect the Black Star nation’s image of free speech and liberty.
Mr Mahama urged media personnel to guard against the use of intemperate language which has the potential of causing unnecessary tension especially in this election year.
The opposition, religious and traditional leaders re-echoed the same sentiments. Mahama faces Nana Akufo-Addo in a tightly contested election in December.