Amidu’s perception-based epistles disappointing – Ablakwa
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed his disappointment in Special Prosecutor nominee, Mr Martin Amidu, for writing articles based on perception and not facts.
Mr Amidu has authored a lot of epistles, some accusing members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of corruption.
In some of his epistles, Mr Amidu accused the John Mahama-led government of appointing Mrs Charlotte Osei as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission to rig the 2016 election. In another, he described the former NDC administration as a looter government.
When he was quizzed to provide evidence when he appeared before parliament’s appointment committee on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, to be vetted as Special Prosecutor, Mr Amidu said his write ups were based on perception.
Mr Ablakwa reacting to this on the Ghana Yensom show on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday, 14 February 2018, said although he was impressed with the former Attorney General’s commitment to fight graft, he was disappointed his epistles, which sought to defame certain persons, were written without facts.
The North Tongu legislator told show host, Chief Jerry Forson, that: “The part I was disappointed was his articles which turns out he had no evidence but he said it was perception. He said some too were intelligence and even cited the example of America going to Iraq based on intelligence. But it emerged during the American invasion of Iraq that they had the wrong intelligence that the Iraqi’s had weapons of mass destruction.
“So you write many articles and defame people [without facts]. He said the appointment of Charlotte Osei was aimed at rigging elections and now you say its perception. You call the Mahama government a looter government based on perception and so on that score I was disappointed. As a Special Prosecutor with powers to investigate and initiate prosecution, we have to be sure it will not be about witch hunting and victimisation and resentment”.