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Amidu fails to substantiate allegations against Mahama

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Former Attorney General, Martin Alamisi Amidu has failed to substantiate allegations he made in an article to the effect that former President John Mahama had appointed the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei to rig the polls in favour of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 general election.

“It is too late in the day to ask…..they didn’t say anything when I made those comments”, he responded when asked to provide evidence to back his claims against the former President

“I would have wished that at the time I was making this claim, the government would have picked me, quizzed me and sent me to court”

“I would have proved my case there”, the President’s nominee for the Special Prosecutor position told Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Tuesday, 13 February during his vetting

According to him, the NDC was afraid of losing the case that was why they never pursued the matter when he made those comments”.

He was also of the view that, since Madam Charlotte Osei is engulfed in a case in court, it will be prejudicial to provide information on the subject matter.

Mr. Amidu, is a man who has earned the nickname ‘Citizen Vigilante’ for his no-nonsense stance and campaign against corruption, particularly in his own party National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor will have the mandate to investigate and prosecute cases of alleged corruption under the Public Procurement Act 203 Act 63 and other corruption-related offenses implicating public officers, political office holders and their accomplices in the public sector.


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