- Martin Amidu says he has lived with decent people in harmony for 66 years, but cannot live in harmony with criminals
- He opined that the only kind of people he cannot live peacefully with are corrupt individuals
Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has stated that corrupt persons are the only kind of people that he cannot live peacefully with.
According to him, coexisting with others is a part of him, but he finds it very difficult living peacefully with “criminals.”
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Mr. Amidu appeared before Parliament’s Appointment Committee on Tuesday, to be vetted for the position of Special Prosecutor.
The former Attorney General answered a variety of questions from the Committee concerning how he intends to run his office when given the nod.
The National Democratic Congress’ Tamale North Constituency MP, Alhassan Suhuyini, then asked him about his apology letter written to the late President Mills in 2012 when he was fired as Attorney General.
Responding to the question Mr. Amidu said: “I have lived with decent people in harmony for 66 years, but I cannot live in harmony with criminals.”
Mr. Amidu fell out with the late President Mills in 2012 after accusing the then government of conniving to conceal some corrupt acts.
He was later relieved of his duties as Attorney General on grounds that he exhibited gross “misconduct” while in a meeting with the President.
His dismissal was followed by an apology letter addressed to the late Mills in acknowledgement of erring.
However, Mr. Amidu says the said apology letter was forced out of him by some “elderly people” that he greatly respects.
According to him, the letter of apology was obtained from him by the late Kofi Awoonor, who was then the Chairman of the Council of State, together with Captain Kojo Tsikata.
He explained the only reason why he obliged the “elderly” duo was because of the values from his Northern culture, which always considers the view of an elderly as always right, even if the young one is right.
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