‘There Was Nothing Wrong With Amidu’s Posture At Vetting’ – Azeem

Vitus Azeem, Anti-corruption Campaigner

Anti corruption campaigner, Vitus Azeem has said there was nothing wrong with the demeanor of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu during his vetting.

Martin Amidu, who was appointed by President Akufo-Addo in January this year to be the Special Prosecutor, faced the Appointment Committee in Tuesday.

Mr Amidu’s actions at the vetting has been described by many Ghanaians as “aggressive” and “arrogant” following the answers he gave the members of the minority side on the committee.

He somehow locked horns with Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu, Ranking member of the Foreign Affairs committee, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Minority Chief whip Mubarak Muntaka Mohamed as they had their turns on him.

Mr Amidu who seemed vexed during the vetting was condemned by some Ghanaians, but Mr Vitus Azeem believes his demeanor showed how he abhors corruption.

“That is his nature. That’s how Martin Amidu is… Fighting corruption is not an easy thing. There was nothing wrong with his answers,” Mr Azeem told Kofi Oppong Asamoah on News Wire.

Mr Azeem bemoaned how some members of the committee, especially the Minority members had gone beyond their limits to ask “personal questions” which betrayed them as biased.

Mr Amidu declined to comment on many issues, One of which was the issue of his political affiliation. He declined to answer whether or not he was still a card bearing member of the NDC.

However, Mr Azeem said it was not wrong for him to decline commenting on some of the issues, saying some of the questions the minority members asked could have been asked when they were in power.

“Under oath you cannot give a false response but you can decline not to answer a question, and that will be left to the committee whether to accept his decision to repiond or not”, he added.

“Holding this office doesn’t mean he will meet a people on daily basis. He’s not the one to investigate and prosecute people.. .that was the best approach for him to adopt”.

He said Mr Amidu knew he would meet a tough team so his responses showed how he had prepared for them.


Source: Ghana/myxyzonline.com/Henryson okrah