November 27, 2020

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Martin Amidu’s resignation not a big deal – Obiri Boahen

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The Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Obiri Boahen says Martin Amidu’s decision to resign is not a big deal.

Speaking to JoyNews’ Evans Mensah on Top Story, Mr Obiri Boahen stated that Martin Amidu’s resignation from the Office of Special Prosecutor is within his rights.

According to him, he sees no reason to be perturbed by the decision of the former Special Prosecutor.

“He was appointed by the President and he resigned to the President. There is nothing new about resignation. The President can’t force him.

“He is a human being, he has decided to resign. The man, Martin Amidu says he has resigned, what has it got to do with the NPP, NDC or the CPP?

“I don’t need to be discussing this. If you have decided to put out your resignation, so be it,” he said.

Mr Martin Amidu on Monday, resigned from the Office of Special Prosecutor three years after he was appointed by President Akufo-Addo.

“This is to inform the public that I resigned from my position as the Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect upon the submission of my letter of resignation with reference number OSP/2/AM/14 dated November 16, 2020, which was received at the Office of the President at 15:15 HRS this afternoon,” he stated in his letter to the President.

According to him, “The reaction I received for daring to produce the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption report convinces me beyond any reasonable doubt that I was not intended to exercise any independence as the Special Prosecutor in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and recovery of assets of corruption. My position as the Special Prosecutor has consequently become clearly untenable,” hence the decision to resign.

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