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We passed Martin Amidu before his vetting – Mahama Ayariga

The Minority in Parliament has explained that, contrary to suggestions that officials of the former administration are scared of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, they are rather supportive of his work, for which reason they reached a decision to pass him before Tuesday’s vetting. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, said, even before ...

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You’ll fail if you witch-hunt – Haruna Iddrisu to Amidu

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has predicted that the Office of the Special Prosecutor will fail should it concentrate only on prosecuting past government officials. In his concluding remarks at the vetting of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, the Tamale South legislator said although his side of the House wishes the nominee well, he must not only focus on ...

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I don’t have to formally resign from NDC – Amidu

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said his appointment as Special Prosecutor does not compel him to resign from the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Mr. Amidu believes his appointment automatically makes him impartial. As a result, he failed to give a specific answer when he was asked whether he had resigned from the NDC or not. “ If you read ...

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Suit against Amidu’s SP nomination not out of fear – Ayine

A former Deputy Attorney-General, Dr. Dominic Ayine, has said his lawsuit challenging the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor is not influenced by fear of prosecution as suggested. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Dr. Ayine, an appointee in the Mahama government, said such insinuations were without basis because prosecutorial powers were not limited to just the Special Prosecutor. He ...

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Amidu ‘too old’ to serve; Ayine sues at Supreme Court

A Former Deputy Attorney-General, Dr. Dominic Ayine, has filed a suit to challenge the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of Special Prosecutor. Dr. Ayine’s lawsuit, which has been sighted by Citi News, contends that Mr. Amidu, being 66 years of age, is too old to hold public office, under which the Special Prosecutor’s position falls. The defendants in the suit ...

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We’ll grill Martin Amidu fairly – Mahama Ayariga

A Minority Member on Parliament’s Appointments Committee, Mahama Ayariga, has told Citi News his side will go into the vetting of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu without any biases. He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) members on the Committee, will not frustrate the process, but will ensure that Martin Amidu passes the test of competence and fairness before ...

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The hand of God healed me – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has attributed his recuperation to God’s intervention. He said God had shown him mercy and love through the period he took ill and left Ghana for a medical leave in the United Kingdom. Speaking to congregants of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) at Abossey Okai in Accra, the Vice President expressed gratitude to all ...

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Akufo-Addo to grill his ministers today

President Akufo Addo will today [Monday] assess the performance of his Ministers of State for the one year they have been in office. The President is expected to have face-to-face conversations with each of his appointees in an appraisal. The evaluation sessions will have the Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, and the Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Opare also in ...

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Govt’s silence on Togo political crisis ‘worrying’ – Mornah

The Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah has condemned what he describes as the Ghanaian government’s inaction towards the current political unrest in Togo. Togo, in recent times, has witnessed a series of protests by opposition parties, calling for the country’s return to the use of the 1992 constitution which imposes limits on presidential terms. Current president, ...

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Political parties unite in call for Bono East Region

Political parties in the districts along the eastern corridor of the Brong Ahafo Region which have petitioned the Presidential Commission for the creation of Bono East Region have united for a common goal and added their voice for the split of the region. The Techiman, Kintampo North, Atebubu/Amantin, Nkoranza South Municipals, Nkoranza North, Pru, Sene East and West, Kintampo South, ...

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