Former MP for Zebilla Constituency, John Akparibo Ndebugri says the response from the Presidency concerning Martin Amidu’s resignation as Special Prosecutor did not address the issues he raised.
Martin Amidu announced his resignation as Special Prosecutor on Monday, November 16, 2020.
Among other things, he cited interference by the government in his work although he is supposed to be independent and also the death of former President Jerry John Rawlings who to him, was a source of protection from the threats on his life after conducting a corruption risk assessment on the controversial Agyapa Mineral Royalties deal.
Mr. Ndebugri has thus advised Mr. Amidu not to release any other response and leave the matter to rest for Ghanaians to make their own judgements on the case.
“If I were Martin Amidu, I wouldn’t respond to anything again because the President’s response did not deal with the issues raised by Martin Amidu. They were all diversionary because this business of getting a building and so on wasn’t the business of Amidu. It was the Board that was supposed to take that decision and you can’t blame Amidu for that. They concentrated so much on that when Amidu’s resignation letter had basic important issues of political interference and threats on his life which they didn’t say anything on that. So if I were Martin, I wouldn’t even respond to anything again. He should leave it at that for Ghanaians to decide who is right,” he said on The Point of View on Wednesday.
The Presidency however t rubbished claims such as interference in the work of Martin Amidu, the Agyapa mineral royalties deal and matters arising as well as allegations of the government’s failure to provide the needed resources and funds for the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has said, it will not issue any further statement to respond to Martin Amidu.