Rawlings is my referee because he brought me into politics – Amidu

Former President John Rawlings

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nominee for Office of Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has told the Appointments Committee of Parliament that he listed former President of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings, founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as his Referee on his Curriculum Vitae because the former President brought him into politics and mentored him.

Still responding to questions from members of the Appointments Committee, Martin Amidu said “Rawlings brought me into politics… It was Rawlings who fought to reduced corruption drastically in this country. He fought corruption and he brought me into politics for the first time”.

“Rawlings is the one who brought me into politics and if anyone would know me better, then it must be him…despite what anybody says about him, he reduced corruption to the barest minimum.”

Mr Amidu also expressed his profound happiness and appreciation to the former President for issuing a public statement in support of his (Martin Amidu’s) nomination as Special Prosecutor.

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