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Amidu Vows To Expose Akufo-Addo If His Men Don’t Stop Threatening His Life

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Resigned Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has vowed to to come out and speak if persons within the corridors of President Akufo-Addo’s government do not quit threatening his life.

According to him, ever since his resignation in connection with his corruption and anti-corruption risk assessment report on the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal, he has been the target of threats of harm.

In an audio note, he warned that President Akufo-Addo will have himself to blame if he’s harmed in anyway.

He was quoted by classfm online below:

“Please, I have said since I left office that I was not going to do any fresh interviews about my resignation, I was not going to talk to the press. I am being pushed by so-called responses to me, which contain blatant falsehoods, to speak but I do not want anybody to blame me when I speak out and it becomes unpalatable”, Mr Amidu warned in his audio note.

“So, either the attacks stop or I’ll defend my integrity, even if that means my death. It is something I won by dint of hard work from the PNDC to date and I’m not going to allow anybody, not even the president, to pull that integrity into the mud”, the former Attorney-General said.

“I am a poor man who tries to lead a straight and narrow life and crusaded against corruption without asking for payment, so, they will try to destroy me”, the Citizen Vigilante noted, adding: “Anybody who tries to fight corruption must be aware from the beginning that corruption will fight back and all that is going on is corruption fighting back”.

To him, “it is demonstrating that the whole rhetoric about fighting corruption was mere rhetoric”.

“The time for reckoning has come and nobody should push me. I repeat; nobody should push me,” Mr Amidu warned again.

He said: “They should tell their people, who they wrongly briefed to be telling lies about me, to stop before I decide to respond and when I decide to response, I’ll do so without fear or favour, even to the extent that if my life will be taken for speaking the truth and defending the Constitution of Ghana, as by law established, I’ll do so”.

Mr Amidu stressed that as a private citizen, “nobody can control me and I have a constitutional right too, to defend myself and the Constitution of Ghana, as by law established”, indicating: “Corruption and corruption-related offences are forbidden by the Constitution and assessment of anti-corruption is something allowed under the Constitution and must not be subdued under personal attacks”.

“It must stop”, he emphasised.

Mr Amidu said his critics and detractors must know that he is a “Citizen Vigilante”.

“That is what they must remember”, adding: “All these threats about bugging me, armed robbery, burning my house, I’m aware”.

“I tried to call Kan Dapaah, he didn’t pick it and I got a former national security advisor to contact him and tell him that, and I know the persons involved, I can name them but I reserve it for the meantime”, he said.

“I put my life for the republic of Ghana and the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me”, Mr Amidu charged.

He said there have been a plethora of threats of robbery and arson against him. “The intelligence is there and I called the minister of national security but he didn’t pick and I got a former national security advisor to speak to him and this fact is now known and I say that the president will be responsible for anything that happens to me”.

“I’m a Ghanaian and I don’t fear anything and, as I said, to die in the cause of fighting corruption is what I started with President Jerry Rawlings on 31st December 1982 and I’m not going to leave it because some people think that they can threaten me. I don’t give a damn about that.

“…If they don’t stop, I’ll respond”, he threatened, saying: “As to what I’ll do, I reserve that for myself but as I said, whatever happens to me, I lay my life for the republic of Ghana and the president has a constitutional duty to protect me. I don’t need any security in my house or to follow me. And anybody who makes an attempt, he will have himself to blame”.

Mr Amidu also revealed that his kinsmen are ready to come down south in his defence.

“People have called and want to come in truckloads from Bawku and I told them that what they are hearing is not true because, as a citizen of Ghana, I’m entitled to say my mind and defend the Constitution.”

He wondered why there is so much vitriol against him from people in government following his release of the Agyapa report.

“The fact that you are in government doesn’t mean that when you are dissatisfied about a report, you go after the person or the fellow”, he said, revealing: “The Minister of Finance has been my friend for years; why will I go for him? When I was writing the report, didn’t he come to this house? Was he not here on 21 October? What did I tell him? Why is he now churning our information about me and targets and all that? Should I come out? Let’s stop it and I say let’s stop it before we wash dirty linen in public.”

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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God The Father, Son And The Holy Spirit Opened My Eyes To See The True Colors Of Akufo-Addo – Amidu

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Former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has credited the Holy Trinity (God the father, the son and the holy spirit) for showing him the true colors of President Akufo-Addo after he had held him in high esteem thinking he was incorruptible.

Amidu revealed this in a 27paged letter to the President; noting that he realized he was fighting a lost battle against corruption when the President appealed to him to shelve his report on the corruption risk assessment on the Agyapa Royalties deal.

According to Amidu, he immediately realised that the President he had been adoring all this while was only the  ‘mother serpent of all corruption and corruption related activities’ in the country since independence.

“I became more convinced beyond any further reasonable doubt after my meeting with the president in his Office in the evening of Sunday Ist November 2020, when the President attempted to persuade me to shelve the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transaction anti-corruption report to allow him deal with the matter through a statement to the public, that God (represented by the Holy Trinity in my Catholic faith) was in his divine way revealing to me for the first time, that the President of Ghana only looked like an innocent flow of the fight against corruption And may God, encompassed in the Blessed Holy Trinity be eternally praised for this divine revelation”.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Amidu’s Extreme Rigidness Could Have Contributed To His Failure – Manasseh Azure

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Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni believes Martin Amidu may have contributed to his abrupt end as the Special Prosecutor.

According to him, Mr. Amidu’s “holier than thou” posture as the SP affected his effectiveness when in office.

He noted in Facebook post that Martin Amidu should have exercised some flexibility in his dealings at the OSP.

In a reaction to Mr. Amidu’s 27-paged explosive response to the Presidency’s reply to his (Amidu) resignation, Manasseh stated, “It is also worth pointing out that apart from the interference, Martin Amidu’s extremely rigid posture and human relations could have contributed to his failure. It is possible to be flexible without compromising on your integrity or values.

“To succeed as a corruption fighter, you must work with with others. You must work with the good people and the bad people. You must learn to play your cards well and use people to get what you want without they knowing you’re using them. You cannot be an island and succeed.

“If you stand on a moral Afadzato and perceive or deal with all the rest from the valley of sin, you will achieve very little or nothing.”

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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It Is Clear, Nana Addo Does Not Have The Commitment To Fight Corruption – Manasseh

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Manasseh Azure Awuni writes…….

I have read all the 27-paged response by the former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, to President Akufo-Addo’s reaction to his resignation. I read part yesterday and concluded this morning.

The response has a lot of substance, and anybody who says it is empty did not read it or that person did not read with an objective mind.

I must, however, point out that Martin Amdiu poisoned the substance of his response with needless elaboration, an overly intemperate language and a rather needless attack on Prof. H Kwasi Prempeh, one of the extremely few civil society advocates who have proven in these last four years that they stands for what is right and the interest of state.

There is nothing wrong with he being the president’s friend. I am (or “was”, depending on how the president perceives me now) President Akufo-Addo’s friend, but that friendship does not say I should not criticise him when he goes wrong.

John Mahama was and is still my friend, but that doesn’t mean I should not point it out to him when his policies go wrong. So there’s nothing wrong with Prof. Prempeh being the president’s friend.

I have been uncharitable to Martin Amidu in my writings, media interviews and in my recent lecture, but he is my friend and I visit him at home and we talk. So the point about seeing H Kwasi Prempeh in the Jubilee House is needless. No fair-minded person who has followed him keenly will doubt what he stands for. He has been critical of Akufo-Addo’s presidency and that does not take away his right to comment on a matter when it does not favour Martin Amidu.

Martin Amidu should have learnt from the language the presidency used in its letter to him. The presidency used a measured and mature language that won the admiration of even its critics. A strong language in a paragraph or two could have conveyed Martin Amidu’s outrage if he strongly felt the need to do so.

As a writer, I know some a certain tone must be used to drum home the needed effect, but to use the same tone throughout takes away from the message.

Having said that, Martin Amidu’s response puts in context the impression conveyed by the presidency that he got all he wanted and did not spend. The issue about his office has also be explained. Unfortunately, Martin Amidu buried that deep down the response and, in a country that hates reading, not many will ever get to that.

From what I know and from what I have read from both Amidu and the presidency, one thing is clear: President Akufo-Addo does not have the commitment to fight corruption.

It is the reason I told Martin Amidu long time ago to resign if he could not bulldoze his way through the concrete maze of frustrations designed to make whoever wanted to take on the establishment fail.

It is rather strange that Martin Amidu only realised the president was not committed to the fight against corruption when he finished the Agyapa report and the president asked him to “shelve” it so that he (the president) would deal with it.

When Martin Amidu’s friend, the Auditor General, was hounded out of office because of his work against Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, Mr. Amidu did not need any more revelation to know that Akufo-Addo was not committed to fighting corruption.

It is also worth pointing out that apart from the interference, Martin Amidu’s extremely rigid posture and human relations could have contributed to his failure. It is possible to be flexible without compromising on your integrity or values.

To succeed as a corruption fighter, you must work with with others. You must work with the good people and the bad people. You must learn to play your cards well and use people to get what you want without they knowing you’re using them. You cannot be an island and succeed.

If you stand on a moral Afadzato and perceive or deal with all the rest from the valley of sin, you will achieve very little or nothing.

We are back to a basement below the ground floor as far as the Office of the Special Prosecutor and its fight against corruption is concerned.

And the general fight against corruption from the perspective of the media, civil society, state institution such as the Auditor General, has been made worse than it was when our Anti-Corruption Moses took the oath of office on January 7, 2017.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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