Amidu refused to give parties involved in Agyapa report fair hearing - Adom-Otchere analyzes Akufo-Addo's response (Video)

Amidu refused to give parties involved in Agyapa report fair hearing - Adom-Otchere analyzes Akufo-Addo's response (Video)

- On Monday, November 16, 2020, Martin Amidu resigned from his position as the Special Prosecutor

- He cited a number of factors as reasons for his resignation

- In a swift response, President Akufo-Addo responded to claims made by the special prosecutor

- To give a better understanding of the response of the president, host of Good Evening Ghana gave a detailed analysis

- From all indications Martin Amidu is not being clear

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Since the news of the resignation on Martin Amidu's resignation as Special Prosecutor broke, most people have given their take on the situation.

Amidu's resignation generated a lot of debate as he stated the situations that led to his resignation and the president's response as well.

Ace journalist and host of Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana, Paul Adom-Otchere has explained into detail President Akufo-Addo's response to allegations raised by the former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu.

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On Monday, November 16, 2020, Martin Amidu resigned from his position as the Special Prosecutor, citing a number of reasons.

In a resignation letter to the president, Martin Amidu also alleged interference amongst other things from the presidency.

Amidu refused to give parties involved in Agyapa report fair hearing - Adom-Otchere analysis Akufo-Addo's response (Video)
President Akufo-Addo, Paul Adom-Otchere, and Martin Amidu Photocredits: Mynewsgh, Original and Graphic.com.gh
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The Executive Secretary to president, Nana Bediatuo Asante issued a nine-paged, 40 pointer document responding to all the allegations leveled against the President and his office.

The host of Good Evening Ghana, Paul Adom-Otchere, has chastised Martin Amidu by critically analysing the letters from the two parties.

In a critical scrutiny of the letters from both parties, one of the pointers from President Akufo-Addo's report, touched on the president's alleged interference on the Agyapa royalties report.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, according to Paul, as stated in the sixth point of the president's 40 pointer report, the president requested that after the final report on the Agyapa corruption was submitted to him, Amidu should give a hearing to all the parties who had been mentioned in the report.

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He further explained that Akufo-Addo requested for the SP to do the hearing of these parties in one week.

Martin Amidu took the president's directive to ensure that all parties mentioned in the said report to be given a fair hearing as the president interfering with his work.

Clearly, the president's request for a hearing of parties mentioned, triggered the resignation of Amidu as the special prosecutor.

Per the response of the president, Adom-Otchere confirmed that the 16 page report that was given him[president], was not the same as the 64 paged document that Amidu released to the public. The president clearly knew nothing about the latter document.

Paul's argument was that since Martin had not given a hearing to the people involved in the deal, it was not prudent for him to publicly release a document which had not fully met all the requirements.

Meanwhile, speaking during an interview on Accra-based Citi FM, Amidu said anybody who tried to fight corruption must be aware from the beginning that the whole idea of fighting corruption is a mere rhetoric.

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The former attorney general spoke of deliberate attempts by members of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP to tarnish his credibility for refusing to be a poodle of the president.

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