Barely weeks after the Office of the Special Prosecutor, released a report on investigations carried out at Labianca Foods, the serial writer, Martin Alamisi Amidu, is already out condemning his successor and describing the report as “hollow and unconstitutional”.
In a 20-page epistle, Amidu – Ghana’s first special prosecutor who resigned – said his successor is abusing his office.
“The report seriously violates the statutory mandate of the OSP under the 1992 Constitution. It is, therefore, imperative that the public appreciates through cogent and credible critique and analysis of the issues involved in the published Labianca report in which three investigation witnesses who appeared before an unauthorized investigation panel are being lynched in the court of public opinion as though they had been cautioned and/or charged with any corruption and/or corruption-related offences before the OSP,” Amidu said in his opening statement.
For most people conversant with the antics of Martin Amidu, this is not the first time, he has had cause to discredit someone who has either occupied the office he once occupied or his predecessor. His record speaks for itself.
He never spared ex-president John Dramani Mahama, who he thought had taken his position, when late President John Evans Mills, replaced Martin with him in the 2008 elections.
Betty Mould Iddrisu, who he succeeded as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, also fell on his sword. He was so blinded with hate, he couldn’t even prosecute one case as A-G.
This newspaper is by no means holding brief for Kissi Agyabeng, because he is more than capable of arguing his own case. Our contention is that there must be a limit to how far Martin Amidu is ready to go to drag people down with him.
Instead of wasting valuable time, pursuing a non-issue which most Ghanaians are not disposed to subscribe to, this newspaper is inviting Martin Amidu to help Kissi Agyabeng succeed, if he really cares about fighting corruption.
Ghana is literally on the brink of being consumed by corruption, the few good men left, who are trying their best must not be sacrificed on the altar of pettiness.
Martin Amidu, should please allow Kissi Agyabeng to finish what he could not start.