I left office because Akufo-Addo was pressuring me to cover crimes– Martin Amidu exposes Akufo-Addo
Former Special Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K Amidu has reiterated that he resigned from his role due to his refusal to bow to several pressures from President Akufo-Addo to cover up “gargantuan crimes” of his ministers.
This has been contained in his latest release replying to allegations made against him by the current Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Godfred Dame.
The AG during an interview on Metro TV’s Good Afternoon Ghana programme on Thursday, 24 June 2021 claimed that Martin Amidu is the only Minister of Justice in the history of Ghana to have been in office for the shortest time [11 months].
Mr. Dame also alleged that Martin Amidu may have left his role because the pressure that comes with the office got to him.
In reaction, Martin Amidu noted that he exited the Special Prosecutors office because he refused to bow to President Akufo-Addo’s pressures to cover up gargantuan crimes of his ministers.
“It was my refusal to bow to the enormous pressure from no less a person than the then President to hold his government’s back by covering the “gargantuan crimes” of his ministers that led to my exit from that Government. The evidence was officially documented contemporaneously by me in several files available in Mr. Dame’s office as Attorney General,” he said in a release.
Mr. Amidu added, “….Mr. Dame is either a pretender or exhibiting dishonest conduct because he knew or ought to have known more than his interviewer and other forgetful Ghanaians that I exited office as Minister of Justice and Attorney General precisely due to the enormous pressure the Government and its rented press put on me to overlook pervasive Government corruption and hold only its political opponents in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to account.”
Meanwhile, the former Special Prosecutor has indicated that he is proud to have used his short time in office to fight corruption and political discrimination rather than anything else.