- The swearing in of Martin Amidu has finalized Nana Addo's move to fight corruption
- Martin Amidu is Ghana's first special prosecutor
- Martin Amidu's appointment coincided with the sentencing of former GYEEDA boss, Abuga Pele to 6 years in prison
Martin Amidu has been sworn in as Ghana's first ever special prosecutor.
The event, which saw state officials including the attorney general and other legal brains, had president Akufo-Addo express confidence in Martin Amidu saying he could deal with the issue of corruption once and for all.
Just minutes into the swearing in of Martin Amidu, an Accra High Court sentenced to 18 years the former boss of GYEEDA, Abuga Pele and service provider, Philip Akpeena Assibit for causing financial loss to the state.
Martin Amidu re-enforced his commitment to deal with all cases of corruption by state officials. So far, there has been massive opposition against Martin Amidu as the special prosecutor as the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) suspects the "revengeful" citizen vigilante would embark on witch hunting.
President Akufo-Addo in his message to Martin Amidu revealed that his main expectation from him is to ensure that he does not embark on vengeful activities against his opponents.
Earlier on, YEN.com.gh reported of how a deputy chief of staff under the Mahama administration, Dr. Valerie Sawyer, revealed some five "truths" about the special prosecutor which, according to her, shows how hypocritical Martin Amidu is.
According to Valerie Sawyer, Martin Amidu contradicted himself regarding the true reason why he was asked to resign as attorney general. Dr. Valerie Sawyer argues that earlier, Martin Amidu had revealed he resigned because he fell out with President John Evans Atta Mills because he tried to prevent him from pursuing the Woyome case. Meanwhile, his vetting saw him say it was because of a ‘breach of trust’.
The maverick former deputy chief of staff stated that; Martin Amidu was invited by late President Mills to face Betty Mould Iddrisu, the former attorney general he had raised allegations against.
"Indeed, all who knew the astute Professor knew that he did not suffer bullies and cowards lightly. You could not get away with any backstabbing allegations without him arranging a meeting between the accuser and the accused. He was a man who walked the talk," she stated.
Martin Amidu's overwhelming approval by parliament comes amidst grave controversies about his political leanings, capacity to be neutral, work ethic and general outlook among others. He is Ghana's first ever special prosecutor. His appointment and swearing-in forms part of Akufo-Addo's resolve to fight corruption once and for all.
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