Mr. Amidu has observed that some elements within the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and even within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are anxiously waiting for his sack in order to jubilate.
According to him, his nomination as Special Prosecutor, it faced a lot of the opposition but President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stood his grounds that he wanted an impartial person like him and challenging those who felt he was not cut for the job to watch TV news on June 4, 2019.
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“I know further that when the President brought up my nomination he faced serious opposition from his own, just like the Asiedu Nketias of the other side also did, but he insisted he wanted an impartial person like me for the job. Watch the TV news on the various stations on 4th June 2019 and you will see the number of NPP MPs who opposed any prosecution of any Member of Parliament for corruption. I have written already on the bi-partisan position of the Leadership of an NPP Majority Parliament under a Pastor Speaker”, he revealed.
He added “My duty is not primarily to prosecute corruption but above all to prevent it. I am satisfied that my collaboration with the Auditor-General and the Minister of Finance have and are yielding preventive actions and results even before the Office fully takes off. As for those who have already looted or are now looting or intend to do so, I will soon catch up with them. That is why the Office of the Special Prosecutor issued the last warning pointing to its powers of enforcement but regrettably inexperienced lawyers and others who did not make a thorough reading of the statement refused or failed to grasp its real import resulting in their fruitless labour in trying to remind me with my vast experience and years as a lawyer of the very powers I had already clearly referred to in the statement”