It appears the appointment of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice under the erstwhile Mills administrations, Martin A. B. K. Amidu as the Independent Special Prosecutor has sent shock waves in the public, especially within the camp of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday January 11, 2018 announced the man many refer to as ‘citizen vigilante’ to spearhead the campaign to jail corrupt people who served in governments.
Though the appointment has been largely welcomed by most people in the anticorruption society, elements within the NDC are unhappy and have started screaming “witch-hunt”.
Speaking on Joy Fm’s News Night program, the party’s National Organizer Kofi Adams, a man credited to have woefully planned to ditch the party into abysmal electoral defeat, said though he acknowledges Mr. Amidu as one coming from their stock, he does not believe he can do a good job.
When asked by the news presenter if he thinks the Special Prosecutor will go after them, he said “obviously.” He also rubbished claims Mr. Amidu is a founding member of the party.
According to him, Mr Amidu is not neither a founding member of the party nor a member of the party and therefore advised people to stop referring to him as such.
Some persons in the NDC are of the view that his appointment is a way of rewarding him for numerous attacks he launched on the former government to pave the way for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to win the 2016 polls.
The announcement has attracted mixed reactions from both the NPP and the NDC.