I’m not going to be a zombie – Martin Amidu

Source: Ghana/Adomonline.com/Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman   
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Martin Amidu

Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu has pledged his resolve to remain independent in the discharge of his duty should he be approved for the job.

According to him, he accepted the position as an anti-corruption crusader to ensure fight against the canker is won under the Akufo-Addo led administration.

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Mr. Amidu gave the assurance when asked by Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, how independent he will be when he appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament on Tuesday February 13, 2018 to be vetted for the position of the Special Prosecutor.

He maintained that, he will not be a stooge for government or an individual for their personnel vendetta.

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“As a lawyer, if you sell your conscience to your colleague lawyer you are a zombie. A lawyer is an independent contractor and must act as such”, the Citizen Vigilante stressed.

To ensure independence of his office, Mr. Amidu said they will employ prosecutors who are independent and impartial to ensure justice is served.

“This country is not a milking cow but it has suffered several acts of corruption” he stated.

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The former Deputy Attorney General maintained that, he accepted to position because “Corruption is structural violence which harms so many people. Therefore a  credible institution with a credible culture is needed to seal the leakages and slippages.

Martin Amidu added that, “I want to put machinery in place to stop this. The number of slippages at the ports if we were to seal them we will not go for aid.  I am the man in the arena, dirtying my face”.

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