General News of Saturday, 27 August 2016
Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper Kwesi Pratt Jnr says Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw’s one-week hunger strike set in protest of the release of the Montie trio is too short to yield him his desired results.
A livid Maurice Ampaw claimed he’s on a 10-day hunger strike in protest of the pardon granted jailed Montie FM presenter and two panelists.
Maurice Ampaw , notwithstanding his latest decision to appeal against the Montie 3 pardon at the Supreme court, said he’ll again go on a nationwide anti-Mahama campaign to fight against his second term bid as well in the upcoming elections.
But commenting on Ampaw’s hunger strike campaign, Pratt said the legal practitioner in order to fight with exemplary heroism must be bold and extend his hunger strike till the outcome of his protest.
“…I ask myself why one week? In places where people seriously go on hunger strike they go on the hunger strike until their objective is achieved. More people should go on hunger strike…but I’m only disappointed that is for one week,” Pratt said on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji Saturday.
The infamous Montie 3- Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase, were released from prison Friday, August 26, 2016 following a Presidential pardon from their conviction and four-month jail term.
They were in July incarcerated for criminal contempt of court after they threatened the lives of Supreme Court Justices on a live Montie FM radio programme.
The trio, after their pardon has admonished practitioners within the media fraternity to learn from their mistake .