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Martin Amidu’s 7-hour vetting and 181 questions [Infographic]

Martin Amidu on Tuesday February 13, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee in what could probably be the longest ever parliamentary vetting session in the 4th Republic. The Special Prosecutor nominee responded to over 180 questions from all members of the committee in the over 7-hour long session. The National Democratic Congres (NDC) minority asked the most questions; 75% of all questions ...

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‘I have a heart that loves people’ – Martin Amidu

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has said that he has a loving heart that pushes him to fight for vulnerable people and for a just cause, contrary to the fearful picture painted of him. “I have defended the voiceless I have not known; I have defended people who thought I was their enemies. I may not be having a smiling ...

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Amidu distinguished himself at his vetting – Vitus Azeem

Anti-corruption crusader, Vitus Azeem, believes the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, distinguished himself at his public vetting on Tuesday. According to him, the former Attorney General fully demonstrated he was competent for the office. Speaking in a Citi News interview, Azeem said he is confident that Martin Amidu will excel on the job if his independence is guaranteed and the ...

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‘Woyome should go down with his accomplices’ – Amidu

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has said that failings within Attorney General’s office contributed to Alfred Agbesi Woyome’s initial acquittals between 2012 and 2015, in the midst of the GHc 51 million judgment debt saga. Without naming any individuals, Mr. Amidu was of the firm belief that Mr. Woyome should have been prosecuted alongside his “accomplices”, in reference to ...

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‘I’m not coming to fill up Nsawam prison’ – Amidu

Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has debunked suggestions that his office will fight to have all guilty persons imprisoned for their various crimes of corruption. He said he is appreciative of clauses in the Special Prosecutor Bill that made provision for his office to allow convicted persons make restitution. Martin Amidu, who appeared before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, said his ...

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Martin Amidu defends SP job despite criticizing the law

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, has revealed that President Nana Akufo-Addo convinced him not to reject the offer despite his reservations with the law that set up the office. After discussions between him and President Akufo-Addo, he came to the conclusion that the fundamental purpose of the Special Prosecutor’s office to eradicate corruption has not been compromised. In a 2017 ...

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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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I don’t have children, I have adults – Amidu tells Appointments c’ttee

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, stirred controversy at his vetting on Tuesday when he subtly indicated in a brief biography submitted to Parliament’s Appointments Committee that he does not have children, but rather adults. In addressing a question about the number of children he had as indicated on his CV, Martin Amidu stated that he had adults, and accompanied ...

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I don’t need your awards; just emulate me – Martin Amidu

Nominee for the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has told Parliament’s Appointments Committee that although he has been called to receive awards for his activism against corruption and contribution to public service, he has always rejected such awards because for him, he joined government only to serve. His response follows a question asked by the Wa West Member ...

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I’m not about status; I turned down Supreme Court job – Amidu

For Martin Amidu, accepting the nomination to be the country’s first Special Prosecutor, is not about attaining a high status, but about continuing his mission to rid Ghana of corruption. In his opening statement, during his vetting, Mr. Amidu recalled that, he even turned down an invitation to the Supreme Court in 1999. Attempts by the likes of Justice William ...

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