“My only regret in life is I sheepishly, naïvely trusted Akufo-Addo after he conned me into SP job”- Martin Amidu
Former Special Prosecutor Martin Alamisi B. K Amidu says the only event he regrets in his life is that he hitherto trusted President Akufo-Addo that he was committed to fighting corruption and blindly accepted to be Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor only to discover that the appointment was solely intended to deceive him with ulterior motive.
In his latest epistle, the former Attorney General Martin Amidu said “The only regret I have in life is to have trusted President Akufo Addo in such a sheepish manner as to have allowed him to have conned me into agreeing to be his Special Prosecutor in a naïve but sincere belief on my part that he was intent on fighting corruption”
The astute anti-graft campaigner resigned from the Special Prosecutor job last year citing political interference in his work by President Akufo-Addo and government’s machinery after he exposed alleged corrupt Agyapa Deal via risk assessment.
In a sharp rebuttal to the current Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame who publicly said he saved Martin Amidu from a suit filed by another Deputy Attorney General Dr. Dominic Ayine at the Supreme Court challenging his eligibility to be a Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu insists “The position and status of Special Prosecutor was not one I would ordinarily have agreed to be nominated and appointed to after declining nomination for the Supreme Court in 1999 as I indicated on oath at my vetting but for the fact the President invited, cajoled, promised, and assured me that the appointment was going to be on terms personal to me and vowed to ensure my independence and that of the office”.
Martin Amidu has been on the forefront of fighting corruption after he secured a verdict at the Supreme Court, compelling Business tycoon Alfred Agbesi Woyome to cough over GHC 51million Cedis to the state, a scenario that earned him Citizen Vigilante accolade but started to fizzle out when the latter has little to show for his regime as SP except to cite political interference by his former Boss President Akufo-Addo.
Source : africaneditors.com