- Anas Aremeyaw Anas has revealed a collaboration between him and Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to fight corruption
- According to Anas, he has met Mr Amidu and despite their differences, they have agreed that the fight against corruption is more important than anything else
- The ace investigative journalist is reported to have made the revelations in an interview on Aljazeera
If everything goes as planned, Ghanaians could see ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, team up in the fight against corruption.
According to Anas, he has met and spoken to Mr Amidu and they have an intention of coming together root out corruption.
Anas is reported by MyNewsGh.com to have made the revelation during a yet-to-be-aired interview with Aljazeera.
According to the report, the award-winning journalist was optimistic that Mr Amidu's appointment would achieve the desired results and warned that the collaboration would bring trouble for corrupt people.
“… You have Uncle Martin sitting on that seat and I am collaborating with him, then there is really going to be heat on those corrupt officials in Ghana,” Anas is quoted to have said.
Mr Amidu is known to have publicly criticized Anas over his investigations into corruption in the judiciary somewhere in 2015.
In an article at the time, Mr Amidu alleged that the investigative journalist had been compromised.
Anas, however, denied the allegations and said he would not mind working with Mr Amidu despite their differences.
Responding to a question on how their strained relationship was going to affect any such collaboration, Anas disclosed that having since met Mr Amidu to look at “their differences” and “their books”, they concluded that the fight against corruption was far more important than those differences.
“I mean we have spoken, We have looked at our differences, we have looked at our books and I can only assure the skeptics- those corrupt people in Ghana- that if it is about the two of us, we will definitely get together to ensure that the bad guys go to jail,” he reportedly said in the interview.
Anas also referred to Mr Amidu's statement during his vetting in which he said he was prepared to work with him [Anas] and other anti-corruption campaigners as Special Prosecutor to buttress his point.
“When he [Martin Amidu] was being vetted you would hear what he said about me. The good thing about the two of us is that we all fight against corruption. We basically do the same thing. And we have sat down and looked at our books and I should warn people in Ghana, the corrupt officials…” he said.
Anas and Mr Amidu are two of the most respected anti-corruption campaigners in the country and it is expected that they will get results if they get the chance to collaborate.
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