Agyapa Royalties Transaction Corruption Risk Assessment report which resulted in my eventual resignation as the first Special Prosecutor. Anybody who cares to know, knows that the alter ego of Africa Legal Associates is a cousin of the President who also established Asaase Radio which began official transmission on 14th June 2020. It must, therefore, be worrying to any patriotic Ghanaian not afraid of the culture of silence to see Asaases Radio undertaking political propaganda beginning on 25th April 2021. The online reportage of Asaas Radio resorted to direct fabrications, lies, and omissions against me in its narration of the reasons for my resignation, writes Amidu.
Wilberforce Asare states in respect of my resignation that: “His [Martin Amidu] reasons for resigning were roundly criticized by civil society actors, who maintained that the law offered him enough protection to stay in office and perform his duties without interference” He says there was no clear evidence of any executive interference that should have triggered his resignation. One civil society actor who expressed the fabrication it was putting out to the public to aid the appointment of its new surrogate and preferred “Agy Papa” Special prosecutor.
Asaase Radio reported online a matter which never featured in my resignation for pure political propaganda to facilitate and enhance the status of its surrogate “Agyapa” Special Prosecutor. My functions or my judgment and decision as the Special Prosecutor to resign my office under Act 959 was not subject to the supervision or judgment of civil society actors let alone those of them who secretly attend Government policy making meetings as I had occasion to pointed out in writing.
Asaase radio also shamefully pretended not to have read my rejoinder giving further and better particulars on my resignation dated 26th November 2020 to the Secretary to the President’s supposed reply to my resignation letter which we now know by experience that the President might not have instructed to be written at all. Didn’t the President know these facts when he invited me and convinced me to accept to be the first Special Prosecutor?
Asaase Radio appears to have been so bent on pressurizing the President to announce their preferred choice as the Special Prosecutor (the Agyapa Special Prosecutor) The nomination letter by the Attorney-General was addressed only to the President. In the scheme of the 1992 Constitution and Act 959, the person who accepts the nomination and submits it to Parliament for consideration and approval is the President .
The Attorney- General at the time never arrogated to herself the authority to force the hands of the President by making her nomination public before the President had the opportunity to make the same public. And those who had ears inside the Cabinet knew the debate that went on before the Cabinet debate in accepting and announcing my nomination as the first Special Prosecutor on 11th January 2018.
The nominator of the proposed new Special Prosecutor should know or ought to have known the extent of the involvement of their surrogate as a lawyer for suspects in pending suspected corruption cases in which the Government showed an undue interest in the Office of the SpecialProsecutor. The independence of the Prosecutor is the operative statutory words for the nomination of an impartial Special Prosecutor! Not a word with an “ism”.
I am honouring an undertaking by my silence in not commenting on public affairs. Stop tempting me to speak by the defaming propaganda against me. It will not be in anyone’s interest. The fight against corruption in Ghana has been and is still in State Capture. Mark my words! MarkMy words! . .