- Martin Amidu has responded to calls that he's not a paid up member of the NDC
- He's said he will wait till he goes to parliament before he says any else
- Parliament is yet to deliberate on Martin Amidu's nomination has Special Prosecutor
Mr. Martin A.B.K. Amidu, President Nana Akufo-Addo's nomination for the position of Special Prosecutor has responded for the first time and said leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) can say what they want.
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Mr. Martin Amidu's appointment as Ghana's first Special Prosecutor was one announcement that many - if not all - Ghanaians least expected. This Includes the opposition NDC, a party Mr. Amidu's been a part of for decades.
Nevertheless, the fact that he's been seen to "butt heads" with high ranking members of the party, many have wondered about his true standing in the party. Following his appointment, some allegations have had it that he's not been able to fulfill his financial obligations to the party.
“When I get to parliament I will say what I feel. Let them say what they want to say. What I am supposed to say should I reply? It does not look reasonable”.
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"Wait and when I get to parliament they may ask that question then I will answer. I wait till President has sent the nomination to parliament and parliament will decide negatively or positively”, said Mr. Amidu.
The office of the Special Prosecutor will have the ability to investigate and prosecute suspected corrupt government officials. Although some critics have said the fact that the office will sill draw it's powers from the Attorney General's officer will mean that it's independence may be compromised.
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