The Founder of the Centre for Freedom and Accuracy, Andrew Awuni says President Akufo-Addo will disgrace himself if he attempts to interfere in the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu’s office.
“He doesn’t care he’ll leave his job and come out to expose you, if you try to obstruct him in his duty.” adding Mr. Akufo-Addo and his appointees will have themselves to be blamed if they frustrate Amidu’s operations.
President Akufo-Addo on Thursday evening named the former Attorney General as the Special Prosecutor subject to Parliamentary approval.
This comes after President Akufo-Addo assented to five Acts including that of the Special Prosecutor on January 2, 2017, which were passed by Parliament last year.
Parliament passed the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill in November last year, which allows for the establishment of an independent anti-corruption institution to deal with public officials who have been deemed or found liable to corrupt dealings.
The law now gives power to the new independent prosecutor who’s tasked with the responsibility of prosecuting past and present public officers deemed to have been corrupt.
Commenting on Amidu’s appointment on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Friday, Andrew Awuni intimated that Mr. Martin Amidu has an independence of mind and character and cannot be toyed with easily, warning the appointing authority and officials serving under the current regime to be mindful of their dealings with the new SP.
“Let me take the opportunity to advise all the president’s appointees who’ll have anything to do with the establishment of Martin Amidu’s office that they should be careful with him. He’s a double-edged sword. if you don’t know him too well search for his character and know how to deal with him.”