Martin Amidu unanimously approved as Special Prosecutor

Martin Amidu unanimously approved as Special Prosecutor

- Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu has received an overwhelming endorsement from Parliament’s Appointments Committee,

- Deputy Majority Whip, Mathew Nyindam said it will be inconceivable for anyone to oppose Mr Amidu’s nomination

- The lawmaker said the anti-corruption campaigner left an unerasable impression in the minds of Ghanaians with his answers during the vetting

The Appointments Committee of Parliament has unanimously approved the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor.

This was disclosed in an interview with Joy FM by the Deputy Majority Whip, Mathew Nyindam.

Martin Amidu unanimously approved as Special Prosecutor

Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu when he appeared before the appointments committee. Photo Credit: Myjoyonline.com

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The Member of Parliament said shortly after the vetting committees’ nine-hour marathon quizzing of the nominee that they were satisfied with the conduct of Mr. Amidu.

According to him, the members of the committee went into a meeting and by unanimous decision they all gave Martin Amidu the pass.

But anyone who is corrupt should start revising his note [after Martin Amidu’s approval],” Mr Nyindam said.

What this means is that Mr. Amidu is now cleared to be named Ghana’s first ever Independent Special Prosecutor, having gained the approval of Parliament.

However, the Appointments Committee decision is expected to be debated by the plenary session of Parliament on Thursday followed by his swearing-in on Friday.

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The former Attorney-General appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday in a confident mode as he answered questions from the House.

The ‘Citizen Vigilante’ touched on a couple of issues, including his fall out with the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), “coerced” apology letter to the late President Atta-Mills and the way he intends to discharge his duties as Special Prosecutor.

Indeed, many Ghanaians have commended Mr. Amidu for his bold way of tackling questions when he appeared before the Committee.

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