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General News of Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Source: ghanacrusader.com

Amidu is a hypocrite for accepting Special Prosecutor job – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress has alleged that Martin Amidu is a hypocrite for accepting the nomination of President Akufo-Addo to become Ghana’s first Special Prosecutor.

The statement, however, reminded Mr Amidu that, who was a former attorney general, that he criticized the special prosecutor's bill.

“Our issue with the nomination of Mr. Martin Amidu is based purely and solely on important matters of principle. We note among others that Mr. Amidu has previously published a document challenging the constitutionality of the newly established Office of Special Prosecutor, the very office he has accepted to occupy,” the NDC statement said.

The NDC referred Mr Amidu to the article he wrote punching holes into the special prosecutor's bill but did not rubbish its importance and constitutionality.

In his 25-page paper critiquing aspects of the Bill, Mr. Amidu questioned the inclusion of a clause that he said sought to limit the Special Prosecutor to specific crimes.

He also argued that the Special Public Prosecutor nominee did not need parliamentary approval.