Akufo-Addo risking NPP’s future with Amidu’s appointment – Foh Amoaning

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Renowned Lawyer and Lecturer at the Ghana
School of Law, Moses Foh-Amoaning has said
President Akufo-Addo has taken a political risk
that might in the future cost his own New
Patriotic Party (NPP), following his appointment
of Martin Amidu a staunch member of the
opposition NDC party as the Special Prosecutor.
According to him, Martin Amidu in the future
could likely become a NDC Presidential candidate
if he’s able to deliver his mandate to the
admiration of Ghanaians and wins their trust,
adding that, that is why some NPP people might
be opposing his (Amidu) selection.
President Akufo-Addo on Thursday evening
named the former Attorney General as the
Special Prosecutor subject to Parliamentary
approval.
This comes after President Akufo-Addo assented
to five Acts including that of the Special
Prosecutor on January 2, 2017, which were
passed by Parliament last year.
Parliament passed the Office of the Special
Prosecutor Bill in November last year, which
allows for the establishment of an independent
anti-corruption institution to deal with public
officials who have been deemed or found liable
to corrupt dealings.
The law now gives power to the new
independent prosecutor who’s tasked with the
responsibility of prosecuting past and present
public officers deemed to have been corrupt.

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