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Parliament to vet Martin Amidu today despite lawsuit

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today [Tuesday], vet President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the Office of Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, despite a lawsuit challenging the nomination. The former deputy Attorney General, Dominic Ayine, among other things posits that, Mr. Amidu, being 66 years of age, is too old to hold that office. The lawsuit, which was filed at the Supreme Court ...

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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

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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Martin Amidu apologizes to supporters unable to attend his vetting

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has publicly apologized to all well-wishers who cannot attend his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, as the Special Public Prosecutor. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, Martin Amidu, who wished to have all his supporters attend the vetting, explained that he was asked to invite a specific number, ...

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I’ve nothing to lose at my vetting – Martin Amidu

President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for Special Prosecutor, and former Attorney General, Martin Amidu has urged Ghanaians to remain calm as he faces Parliament’s appointment committee this week to be vetted for the position. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, Martin Amidu, who wished to have all his supporters attend the vetting apologized that only a few could be invited due to limited ...

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Amidu has breached his principles by accepting SP job – NDC

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

The opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], has suggested that there is a case of hypocrisy on the part of Martin Amidu for accepting the nomination of President Akufo-Addo to become Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor. The NDC in a statement reminded that, Mr. Amidu, a former Attorney General, criticized the Special Prosecutor Bill in 2017. “Our issue with the nomination of ...

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Martin Amidu faces Appointments C’ttee on February 13

The President’s nominee for the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, will be vetted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Citi News has learnt. The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, last week referred the President’s nominee to the Appointments Committee of the House for consideration and vetting. President Akufo-Addo nominated Martin Amidu to the Office of the Special Prosecutor earlier ...

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Speaker refers Amidu’s SP nomination to Appointments C’ttee

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, has referred the President’s nomination of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor to the Appointments Committee of the House. This follows an official communication of his nomination for the position by the President to Parliament earlier today [Wednesday]. It is however unclear when Martin Amidu will appear before the Committee to be vetted The ...

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Martin Amidu will put ‘fear of God’ in corrupt appointees – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo believes the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, will “put the fear of God” in corrupt public officers. He said although he does not expect Martin Amidu to entirely root out the phenomenon of corruption in public office, he is certain that his work will assure public officers that they will not be prosecuted based on their political affiliation. “I ...

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