Immediate past Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, says he would be compelled to defend his integrity if those attacking his personality following his resignation from that office, do not stop immediately.
According to Mr. Amidu, his decision not to comment openly about his resignation should not mean the president, Nana Akufo-Addo and some appointees in the government, should “pull him in the mud”.
Mr. Amidu on Monday, November 16, 2020, resigned his position as the Special Prosecutor.
In a letter addressed to the Martin Amidu suggested that Nana Akufo-Addo has not been able to ensure his independence and freedom of action.
“This is to inform the public that I resigned from my position as the Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Special Prosecutor with immediate effect upon the submission of my letter of resignation with reference number OSP/2/AM/14 dated 16th November 2020 which was received at the Office of the President at 15:15 HRS this afternoon,” he stated in a release to media.
The Presidency on Tuesday, November 17, a 40-point response contained on a six-paged document signed by Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, has denied all the allegations.
However, Mr. Amidu in an interview with Citi FM’s Umaru Sanda which was aired on Angel 102.9 FM on Thursday, November 19, described the president’s response as “blatant falsehoods”
“…So what is all these lies because somebody has performed a professional duty and responsibility? Please, I have said, since I left office that I was not going to give any fresh interviews about my resignation [and] I was not going to talk to the press, I am being pushed by so-called ‘responses’ to me which contain blatant falsehoods.
The ‘Citizen Vigilante’ as he is popularly referred to, therefore, said he would be forced to lay things bare when he could no longer withstand these attacks.
“…I do not want anybody to blame me when I speak out and it becomes unpalatable. So either the attacks stop or I will defend my integrity even if that means my death.
“It is something I won by dint of hard work from the PNDC [Provisional National Defense Council] era to date and I’m not going to allow anybody, not even a president to pull that integrity into the mud,” he warned.