The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has denied Martin Amidu’s claims that he could not work independently because of interference from government officials.
Martin Amidu who resigned as the Special Prosecutor on Monday, November 16, 2020 in a lengthy letter to the President gave reasons why he could not continue to be the Special Prosecutor.
Martin Amidu said his resignation had been occasioned by President Akufo-Addo’s inability to ensure his independence and freedom of action.
The NPP in reaction to his resignation have rejected Mr. Amidu’s claims insisting that Mr. Amidu was given enough freedom to operate as an independent office.
“Mr. Amidu has not resigned because any investigation of his has been interfered with by the Presidency or any member of the government. Since 2018, he has been offered all the room and support he needed by law and mandate and every money he has requested to set up an entirely new institution, which comes with its own challenges, and to operate the Office independently and efficiently. No political office holder has interfered in the administration of that Office.”
“Indeed, his actions appear to impact both the incumbent and immediate past governments vindicates the wisdom of the mandate and powers of the Office which he occupied. An Office hinged on the independence of thought and action,” parts of a a statement signed by the Communications Director of the NPP. Yaw Buabeng Asamoa read.