Amidu cautioned not to tackle personal issues

Executive Director of the Institute of Democratic Governance, Dr Emmanuel Akwetey has warned special prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu to discharge his duties devoid of pursuing person vendetta.

President Nana Addo on Thursday 11 January 2018 nominated the former Attorney General for parliament’s approval when it resumes.

Dr Akwetey reacting to the news, indicated that it is refreshing, cautioning that Amidu must not abuse his office by settling a personal score.

“He must not be allowed to turn a good public office into a personal vendetta or vindictiveness of hunting people down,” Dr. Akwetey cautioned

He added: “If there is no evidence you can’t go ahead. We have competent judges [and] I don’t think anybody should be put into a position to run amok with his own agenda; it’s a national agenda.

Narrating how he received the news he said “I jubilated when I heard the news. It’s a fantastic news. Uplifting. There comes a time we should have men and women who will stand up to straighten the rot in the system. He is one of those and he has demonstrated it clearly as a former attorney general.”

Meanwhile there have been mixed reactions over his appointment with former president Rawlings describing it as a good call.