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General News of Saturday, 17 February 2018

Source: classfmonline.com

Amidu’s reaction to Ablakwa shocking – Edward Bawa

Member of Parliament for Bongo, Edward Bawa, has said the reaction of Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu regarding a question on former Attorney General Dr Obed Asamoah, was surprising.

During the vetting of Mr Amidu, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa quoted from page 465 of a book authored by former Attorney General, Dr Asamoah under whom Mr Amidu worked.

Mr Ablakwa asked Mr Amidu what he made of a damning verdict passed on him by his former boss when his choice as a running mate to candidate Mills was described as “unproductive move” and a candidate who will not be beneficial to the ticket.

In response, Mr Amidu said “Mr Chairman in the first place Dr Asamoah is not my boss, he did not pay my bills through the law school. He was called to the Bar, I was called to the Bar. He didn’t appoint me Deputy Attorney General, I was appointed Deputy Attorney General before he came there and I served under Aikins, Nana Tandoh, Mr Forson came for six months before he was asked to act, and we are colleagues.

“Except that he was Attorney General and I was the deputy and therefore I knew my place and worked with him, that doesn’t make him my boss. You’re reading a self-serving book, in which he wanted to be the Vice Presidential candidate, he was by-passed, the Presidential candidate saw his deputy more competent and excellent than him.

But speaking on this development in TV3’s New Day on Saturday, Mr Bawa said this reaction is shocking.

He said: “His reaction to Okudzeto’s question on Dr Obed Asamaoha’s book on him was shocking. He had all the right to react to that comment. But the part that got us surprised was about Obed Asamoah not being is boss

“The fact that you had the appointment from the president doesn’t not mean you don’t have a boss at the ministry.”