A Private Legal Practitioner and a member of the legal team of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chris Ackumey has described as ‘terrible’ the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor.
He questioned why of all the people in the country, the President decided to choose the former Attorney General saying he has unresolved cases with some members of the NDC.
He said the President should have chosen somebody who perceived to be calm, knowledgeable and not vindictive.
Lawyer Ackumey admitted that efforts to prosecute state officials who steal from the public purse is in the right direction but maintained that Mr Amidu was a wrong choice.
‘…I’m not surprised at Martin Amidu’s nomination, I mean looking at the New Patriotic Party (NPP’s) especially the President (Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s) intention as to what to do with his political opponents through prosecution, he definitely must look for somebody who must fit into his intentions. Martin Amidu clearly fits into that intention but I must say that he is a very terrible choice. The President might have good intention to prosecute people who commit crimes against the nation but Martin Amidu is a terrible choice,’ Lawyer Ackumey told Starr News.
He said cases which were tried at the Attorney General’s department will be revisited and transferred to the special prosecutor’s office for prosecution.
Lawyer Ackumey indicated that Ghanaians are disappointed in the President’s nomination.
Mr Amidu’s nomination was announced today at the Flagstaff House by the President.