Amidu’s resignation an indictment on Nana Addo’s presidency – Franklin Cudjoe

The Chief Executive Officer of policy think tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe says the resignation of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, is an indictment on the office of the President

Martin Amidu resigned from his position on Monday, November 16, 2020, citing interferences and lack of freedom to discharge his duties.

Martin Amidu in a statement said the President should  “take steps to appoint a replacement to that position as required by law”.

Speaking in a Citi News interview, Franklin Cudjoe stated that the news is not entirely surprising to him as it seemed like a predictable move on Amidu’s path.

“I am not entirely surprised. I put up a post, suggesting that Martin Amidu should appoint or hire his own investigators because that is what most successful Special Prosecutors do or have done because it is almost expected that corruption, as the Vice-President said, is a monster and it will punch you back and if you are the Special Prosecutor and you don’t have the backing to appoint or elect your own investigators then you are halfway out of the circle.”

“The letter the Special Prosecutor has written now suggests that he never had presidential backing hence it is rather daring and indicting on the office of the President. I am still not entirely surprised although he [Amidu] is not predictable. He is quite predictable when it comes to the things he says he likes or doesn’t like just that it is coming at a time we are going into elections and some people will say that, it is a middle finger to the whole fight against corruption,” he added.

My deputy and I have not been paid since we were appointed – Martin Amidu alleges

The Special Prosecutor in his statement also alleged that he was not paid throughout the two year period he was in office.

He said his Deputy too has also not received any payment yet.

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