- Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has accused President Akufo-Addo of playing dirty to get his ministers approved
- He said the president threatened the NDC MPs with the double salary case
- Amidu further noted that a former NDC Finance Minister was in charge of the negotiations
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Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, continues to take the Akufo-Addo administration to the cleaners, describing it in his latest epistle as “irredeemably corrupt”.
He further accused the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of blackmailing some National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) with the double salary scandal.
This, according to him, was the reason why the opposition MPs passed all the president’s ministerial nominees, despite expressing grave dissatisfaction with some of them.
Amidu further alleged that one of the former Ministers of Finance of the NDC was in charge of the negotiations on behalf of the Akufo-Addo administration “which resulted in the NDC party outside Parliament instructing the NDC in Parliament to approve all the Ministerial nominees of the Government including the Minister who was yet to supply further and better particulars to the appointments committee for consideration before his approval or disapproval by the Committee and by Parliament.”
The former special prosecutor in an earlier YEN.com.gh’s report launched a scathing attack on Kissi Agyebeng, the nominee for the office of the Special Prosecutor.
He resigned as the country’s first Special Prosecutor in the runup to the crucial 2020 general elections over “political interference”.
This was after his explosive corruption and anti-corruption risk assessment report on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal in which he said there was reasonable suspicion of “bid-rigging and corruption” as well as the likelihood for “illicit financial flows and money laundering” in selecting the deal’s transaction advisor(s).
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo accepted the nomination of Kissi Agyebeng as Ghana’s next Special Prosecutor, YEN.com.gh reported earlier.
In a statement on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said a letter has been sent to the Speaker of Parliament to that effect to seek parliamentary approval per the law.
2020 election was one of the most flawed and manipulated elections in Ghana’s history – NDC fires back at EC
In other news on YEN.com.gh, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, a member of the seven-member panel that sat on the 2020 election petition, said the Supreme Court expected the petitioner to provide pink sheets supporting his allegations of electoral irregularities and lack of a clear winner in the presidential poll.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) petitioned the apex court after rejecting the outcome of the presidential polls.
He argued in his petition that the December 9 declaration by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the presidential election was flawed and that there was no winner.
The Apex Court, however, dismissed the petition, holding the former president failed to adduce “cogent evidence” to back his claims that there was no winner in the December 7, 2020, presidential elections.