General News of Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr Martin Amidu has described as “incoherent, disjointed and drunken-like” an article authored by former Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr Valerie Sawyerr which criticised the actions and utterances of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
According to Mr Amidu, he was not surprised that a petition calling for him to be disciplined over several of his recent articles on events in the party followed Dr Sawyerr’s “lying” diatribe.
His salvo at Dr Sawyerr was contained in a response to the authors of a petition calling for disciplinary action to be taken against him by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“I was not surprised that the petition followed immediately after Valerie Sawyerr’s lying, incoherent, disjointed and drunken-like diatribes against former President Rawlings and me,” Mr Amidu wrote in his article titled: SURROGATES AMANKWAH AND ABIGAIL MENSAH PETITION AGAINST MARTIN AMIDU FOR DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF GHANA: BY MARTIN A. B.K. AMIDU.
“Clearly the John Mahama faction, their surrogates like Valerie Sawyerr and the petitioners who admit to being failed parliamentary candidates at the last elections and other mentors within the NDC think they can frighten core NDC members like myself with threats of disciplinary action.
“I will rather defend the 1992 Constitution than be intimidated by John Mahama, Woyome, and their surrogates’ unconstitutional petitions. Mr Amidu added that he will continue to put Ghana before the party as demanded by the 1992 Constitution.
“Let those who oppose the fight against corruption in the NDC and who also dislike probity and accountability which I stand for with former President Rawlings do their worst”.
“It is for that integrity that on 31st December 2016 I was chosen by the Founder to light the perpetual flame for the fallen heroes of the 31st December Revolution. I cannot betray that cause and the 1992 Constitution out of which the NDC was born.