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AMIDU to be vetted today

The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu, will later today, Tuesday, 13 February 2018, be vetted by Parliament’s Appointment Committee.

Amidu will be vested with the power to initiate investigations into all suspected corruption-related offences of all persons in public service if approved by parliament.

Meanwhile, opposition Member of Parliament for Bolga East, Dr Dominic Ayine has filed a suit against the state in the nomination of Mr. Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor under Section 13(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 Act(959).

Lawyer for the plaintiff, Tony Lithur in a writ filed at the Supreme court argued that by reason of the age of the 2nd Defendant(Martin Amidu) who’s now 66 years, Mr Amidu is not qualified or eligible to be appointed by President Akufo-Addo for the Office of the Special Prosecutor.

The suit comes a day before the vetting of Mr Amidu set for Tuesday, February 13.

But Amidu has contended he’s nothing to lose no matter the outcome of  his nomination by Parliament’s Appointment Committee.

“Only two outcomes are possible after the public hearing – to approve or disapprove the President’s nominee. Whatever the outcome, I will have nothing personally to win or lose,” he said in a statement ahead of his vetting Tuesday.

 

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