The Montie trio have apologised to the Lady Chief Justice, Theodora Georgina Wood and the entire judiciary for their regrettable comments made against them.
Alister Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase were incarcerated for scandalizing the court in the case involving Abu Ramadan and the Electoral Commission on the credibility of voters' register.
The trio were sentenced to four months imprisonment and also fined GHC 10, 000 each. After their incarceration, a group calling itself Research Advocacy Group (RAP) petitioned the presidency to grant pardon to the ex-convicts because they felt the sentence was harsh.
Acting in consultation with the Council of State and in accordance with Article 72 of the 1992 constitution, the president remitted the sentence of the trio which took effect today.
Addressing a rally held to welcome them at the premises of Radio Gold, Salifu Maase who appeared remorseful apologised to the judges over what he described as regrettable comments saying that never again would that happen.
He said they [Trio] would not want anyone to go through the same experience they went through. He also took the opportunity to advice his colleague broadcast journalists to be circumspect and ensure they discharge their duties ethically.
“Let us re-state our sincerest apology to her Ladyship the Chief Justice and the justices of the Supreme Court and the bench in general for the unfortunate and regrettable conduct which was rightly condemned by all Ghanaians.“The past month has been a difficult one for us and none of us will ever wish to find himself anywhere near that situation again. Never again, never again and never again. We have learned our lessons and we’ll like to reiterate President Mahama’s call to our fellow media practitioners and all those who appear on our platforms to take a cue and to be circumspect in our utterances.''