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General News of Wednesday, 14 February 2018


I don’t have presidential ambitions – Martin Amidu

Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu has disclosed that he has no presidential ambitions.

The former Attorney General said people would have seen if he had any presidential ambitions.

He explained that he lacks the resources to contest for a presidency.

Appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, Mr Amidu said, ‘Mr chairman, I was running mate in 2000 [elections] if I had presidential ambitions I am sure you would have seen it, I don’t even have money to bring people here and feed them, how would I go and run for President…I don’t even have the resources to go round. So as I sit here for now, I don’t have presidential ambitions’.

He said he declined to contest as an independent candidate in some of the elections after he was approached by some people.

Mr Amidu was a former running mate to the late John Evans Atta Mills in the 2000 elections.

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