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The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu has said his accusation of former President John Mahama of undermining efforts by the Akufo-Addo administration in fighting corruption in the country was a “perception.”
Mr. Amidu in an article titled: “The Missing Link” in the Woyome case, he said “moles planted in high positions by the Mahama administration, within the ministries ahead of the 2016 election, are sabotaging efforts by the Akufo-Addo administration to fight corruption, especially regarding the GHC51.2 million judgment debt paid to businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, by the Mills/Mahama administration.”
“No reasonable person expects President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to personally investigate and deal with suspects in fulfillment of his promises of fighting corruption and dealing with past corruption which substantially contributed to earning him the Presidency,” he added.
When questioned about the claim Tuesday February 13, 2018 during his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Mr. Amidu dithered with his response saying: “If the statement he is [referring to the questioner] made is true, anybody can say that it is defamatory.
“So I don’t think that I want to answer that question in the face of this Parliament. I have made statements about president Mahama’s government. They are on my webpage, he was in government, he could have dealt with it [but] he didn’t and I am not going to answer this question after he is out of office.”
But upon the instruction of the Chairman of the Committee to answer the question, Mr. Amidu said his accusation was a perception. “I was stating a perception.”