Former President and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has petitioned His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo to grant leniency to the pastor and his associates who have been jailed for flouting the ban on public gathering instituted by him.

The Former President went on to say that the four-year sentence meted out to Apostle Sampson Agakpe and his associates was an act of selective justice. During an event at Tamale in the Northern Region held for Christian leaders, he lauded the actions of the President to improve the implementation of the protocols put in place to combat the novel virus, COVID-19 as well as express his disdain for the punishment meted out to the pastor and his associate.

“We must all abide by the law, that is true, but we should not engage in selective justice, where you apply the law heavily on church workers who flout the law.” “Yet, during primaries, people were seen flouting the law with impunity and nothing happened to them”, he added.

“We are all equal before the law. It should not be possible for political parties to flout law and get away with it, yet when a church flouts the law, the punishment is heavy and draconian”, he added.

Apostle Sampson Agakpe, the founder of the Church of Pure Christ in the Volta Region, was arrested, charged and jailed for four years together with his Assistant Pastor, Maxwell Dzogoedzikpe.

“We have our Christian colleagues, a pastor and some church workers languishing in jail. They were sentenced to jail for four years. That is a very draconian punishment”, Former President Mahama finally laments.


SOURCE: | Prince Bonsu


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