I learn in the Ghana Net a publication on 17th July 2019 attributed to Mr. Asiedu Nketia, through which he was alleged to have stated that he “personally warned” me, Martin Amidu, “against taking up the job of Special Prosecutor because the laws that established the office does not give him the needed powers to work effectively.”
As a scholar of and knowledgeable conflict decision practitioner, I decided to ignore the allegations attributed to his fulminations as pretend information because what was allegedly attributed to him by no means occurred between us or the social gathering earlier than my nomination, approval and appointment by the President as the Particular Prosecutor.
However once I read the printed copy of the similar publication of 17th July 2019 from Ghana Net at residence days later in detail, I noticed that the supply of the story was abcnewsgh.com, and lo and behold, Mr. Nketia was quoted as saying that:
‘“We told him, we warned him. I told him that Martin you are a brother and a comrade, the laws that established this office cannot make you work effectively. They are just deceiving you. It will all amount to nothing; they just want to destroy your name. We said it he did not listen” Asiedu Nketia stated in an interview monitored by ABC News.’
I needed to find the discussion board for the interview which I ultimately found on peacefmonline of 17th July 2019 another model of the story which also contained the audio recording of the interview on Okay FM in Akan. Neat FM also carried the similar interview in Akan.
I could not consider my ears that a Basic Secretary of a political celebration who underneath the 1992 Structure is a public officer would hallucinate and lie by means of his tooth to the public he serves, simply to convey my identify and fame into disrepute before proper considering members of the society.
I by no means consulted any individual or political celebration before meeting the President on 10th January 2018 and accepting my nomination to be put ahead for approval as Particular Prosecutor.
Once I was invited to see the President, I didn’t know why he had despatched for me till I answered his name and he announced his intentions. I ultimately accepted his proposal on the agreed phrases that I might have a free hand to operate without any political interference.
I now haven’t any choice than to be satisfied that Mr. Nketia may need been hallucinating when he granted his interview that was subsequently revealed on-line. Mr. Nketia, if he was not hallucinating, knew that he was intentionally manufacturing pretend news and mendacity by means of his tooth to simply satisfy his political constituency.
How might he advise and warn me a lawyer of more than 38 years standing with huge public workplace experience at the time, of the efficacy of the regulation once I had already accepted the supply.
However widespread sense will prompt any affordable one that witnessed the unfolding political occasions in this nation earlier than and instantly after the yr 2016 to revisit them to refresh his or her reminiscence.
It’ll then be recollected as no secret, when one does this as an inexpensive individual, that there was no approach Mr. Asiedu Nketia or the NDC might have spoken to me or warned me towards accepting the supply to be Special Prosecutor from the President because I was not on such speaking terms with him or them during that period. Just go to my website and set up the details for yourself: martinamidu.com.
Some members of the celebration’s Useful Government Committee at the time attempted by way of surrogates to droop and dismiss me from the NDC by claiming to deliver disciplinary motion towards me for alleged misconduct.
I raised preliminary objections to the fees in a letter addressed to the Basic Secretary by EMS once I read them in the media on the grounds that I had not been a paid up member of the NDC since I left workplace in January 2012 and could not per their Constitution be a member topic to discipline by them.
Mr. Nketia by no means replied to my objections and they might not find me to serve their so-called disciplinary expenses. I insisted that whether or not they appreciated it or not I was a basis member of the unique NDC which the new NDC of 2016 couldn’t take from me.
Anybody who needs additional evidence and proof that Mr. Asiedu Nketia may need hallucinated or is perhaps an irredeemable liar ought to Google or go to the web sites indicated in some of the following on what he and the NDC stated on or round sixth February 2018 about my nomination that proves his hallucination and/or lies and the pretend information:
(1) Don’t Use Particular Prosecutor To Witch-Hunt Us-NDC To Amidu – ghheadlines.com -Ultimate-FM might have additionally carried a voice interview;
(2) Vetting Amidu: NDC Warns Parliament- ghananewsonline.com.gh;
(three) Amidu is a hypocrite for accepting Special Prosecutor job – Asiedu Nketia;
(four) Tainted Amidu is a high quality lawyer but campaigned for NPP – Ayine (Myjoyonline.com) and
(5) Akuffo-Addo’s Special Prosecutor will witch-hunt NDC Members – Ayine.
Widespread sense will inform any affordable person who there isn’t any method Asiedu Nketia or the NDC might have spoken to me or warned me because I used to be not on such talking phrases with him or them.
Nonetheless, I was stunned that after my nomination and before, throughout, and after my approval and appointment a few of the government members boldly sent me textual content messages of congratulations and help on the quiet.
I’m not stunned that the political elite on each side of the political divide want I resigned to allow them both to spend their looted public purse in peace or have the ability to loot their share now that they’ve climbed on the back of the President to energy.
Is it any surprise that Ghana Net of 20th July 2019 republished a pretend news story by a so-called ghanacrusader.com stating that I have engaged in a meeting or collection of meetings with some Member of their Council of Elders by which I’m soon to resign to rejoin the NDC?
“Martin Amidu on his way out, set to rejoin NDC”, was the banner headline of the Ghana Crusader. There is a concerted bi-partisan effort of the political elite who disagree with the President’s anti-corruption agenda to exert strain on me to resign to allow them to be free to keep their loot or loot the public purse which I’ve been appointed to guard by retrieving, stopping, investigaing and prosecuting the place needed.
Those who know my monitor document in public workplace over the many years know that no Member of the Council of their Elders would dare converse to me on resigning my public workplace as the Special Prosecutor. Anybody who approaches me to influence me to resign my office will probably be thought-about to be obstructing me in the efficiency of my anti-corruption duties as the Particular Prosecutor.
This time the Office of the Particular Prosecutor will handle the matter by itself and not farmed it out to a different regulation enforcement office in order that the case will even lie fallow once more like the previous extensively revealed grievance and grievance statement of obstruction I lodged for investigation.
The concerted efforts by the political elite to distract me from the duties of my workplace with calls for me to resign won’t transfer me to abandon the citizens who made the establishment of the Workplace attainable. I also know that there are lots of individuals in both the NDC and the NPP who can be too pleased to hear that I have resigned or been faraway from office.
I do know further that when the President brought up my nomination he confronted critical opposition from his own, identical to the Asiedu Nketias of the other aspect also did, however he insisted he needed an neutral individual like me for the job. Watch the TV information on the numerous stations on 4th June 2019 and you will notice the variety of NPP MPs who opposed any prosecution of any Member of Parliament for corruption. I’ve written already on the bi-partisan place of the Leadership of an NPP Majority Parliament underneath a Pastor Speaker.
My obligation is just not primarily to prosecute corruption but above all to stop it. I am glad that my collaboration with the Auditor-Basic and the Minister of Finance have and are yielding preventive actions and outcomes even earlier than the Office absolutely takes off. As for many who have already looted or at the moment are looting or intend to do so, I’ll soon meet up with them.
That is why the Office of the Special Prosecutor issued the last warning pointing to its powers of enforcement however regrettably inexperienced legal professionals and others who did not make a radical studying of the statement refused or failed to understand its actual import ensuing of their fruitless labour in making an attempt to remind me with my huge expertise and years as a lawyer of the very powers I had already clearly referred to in the statement.
Each sincere anti-corruption crusader appearing rationally can assess independently the proof and the forces which might be towards the Particular Prosecutor’s appointment and continued keep in workplace as a result of they pay solely lip service to the battle towards the pervasive canker of corruption in Ghana.
Anti-corruption crusaders can simply see the political elite who put Ghana Last as an alternative of Ghana First as they swore to do underneath the Structure. The information that I can’t be compromised on this anti-corruption struggle is what instills worry in the opponents of exposing corruption, the people who need to see my back by way of resignation or removing.
I will proceed to defend the Constitution and won’t maintain quiet. I’ll write about those protecting the practitioners of corruption in order that the public might be adequately knowledgeable to help the Workplace when it catches up with them.
I’ll proceed to perform the duties of my Workplace in accordance with the Constitution and the regulation, without worry or favour affection or ailing will, regardless of who is suspected of committing the crime of corruption beneath my watch.
No one goes to push or make me bounce from the challenges of preventing public office corruption until the Supreme Courtroom declares the provisions of the Act beneath which I was appointed unconstitutional, I am impeached or I grow to be convinced past an inexpensive doubt that the mutual guarantees and undertakings made with me at my nomination to struggle the canker of corruption weren’t meant to be actualized in follow.
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