Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has argued that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s decision to sack Charles Adu Boahen, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance was a calculated scheme to please Ghanaians.
According to the Mr. Amidu, the president’s decision was to purposefully increase his profile with a perceived gullible public as a committed anti-corruption fighting President.
Charles Adu Boahen’s contract was recently terminated by the president following his alleged money extortion captured in the documentary of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The step, according to Martin Amidu, was “dubious” for the president to sacrifice his trusted friend to save the image of his “family and friends government.”
“The President sought at the same time to protect the Friend with a referral to the Special Prosecutor whom he knew did not have the independence, neutrality, and impartiality to investigate and prosecute the Friend as required of all prosecutors as quasi-judicial officers.
“This conduct of President William Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo proves to me again beyond any reasonable doubt that William Akufo-Addo never internalized the teachings of the Holy Bible in his Christian up-bringing to uphold, defend, and respect the sanctity of the constitutional oaths he took before Ghanaians on 7 January 2017 and 7 January 2021.
“I categorized the President in the hierarchy of corruption in his government in a reply to the Presidency in November 2020 and the passage of time has only reinforced the correctness and accuracy of that categorization,” the former SP said in a piece.
In his view, Akufo-Addo remains the only President of Ghana whose actions and conduct is a photocopy of the “scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites,” who strain out a gnat of corruption but swallow a camel.
He was quick to preach that “there is no teaching within the Christian scriptures or the Holy Quran that endorses the conduct of a President.”
Martin Amidu added that Akufo-Addo intentionally colludes with his accredited government undercover agents, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and his Tiger Eye PI, to create a situation that enables the President to deceive an already suffering population that he is genuinely and objectively fighting the endemic canker of corruption which he has transformed into a lethal pandemic during his Presidency.