- Vice president of Ghana, Dr Bawumia says special prosecutor office will be independent
- Dr Bawumia says no corrupt official can be spared by Martin Amidu
Vice president of the republic, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia says all political detractors and government officials found guilty under the special prosecutor who believe negotiating with Nana Addo to temper justice with mercy will be disappointed.
Speaking at the 69th New Year School and Conference of the University of Ghana, the vice president revealed that not even the president can save corrupt officials from the Special prosecutor - Martin Amidu.
“With the appointment of Martin Amidu, the message is very clear that he [President Akufo-Addo] is very serious about dealing with this issue [corruption]. It is not a partisan issue; you can have corrupt people across the partisan divide. The message is that not even the President can protect you if you are corrupt,” he indicated.
The choice for the special prosecutor sparked huge outrage among members of the opposition party who say Martin Amidu's appointment has the potential of witch hunting members of the opposition party that he, Martin Amidu, had issues with.
So far, it is expected that embattled businessman, Alfred Woyome could be the center of attraction on Amidu's radar as well as the former transport minister, Dzifa Attivor, who tendered in her resignation over the bus re-branding scandal. The top NDC official had also begged supporters of the NDC to vote for Mahama or risk having her jailed by the NPP.
Meanwhile, former president of the republic, Jerry John Rawlings has expressed joy over the appointment of Martin Amidu as special prosecutor.
“Mr. Amidu has proven to be a fearless anti-corruption crusader whose pursuit of truth and justice has won him national admiration. I call on all Ghanaians to offer the appointee the required support and information in pursuit of what will undoubtedly be a challenging role,” Jerry Rawlings stated.
Martin Amidu's selection kills earlier claims that the president had settled on lawyer Akoto Ampaw as special prosecutor. The selection of Martin Amidu has sparked political commotion following the well-known history of Martin Amidu fighting against corruption cases in the country.
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