The Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin A.B.K. Amidu has generated controversy in parliament when he told parliament that he almost told them he had no children.
According to him, he used “adult children”’ to represent an aspect of parliament’s question that required him to state his children.
This is because, according to him, his biological children were no longer children because they were all above 18 years and couldn’t be refered to as children.
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“I used ‘adult children’ to represent my children in the CV because I’m not responsible for them anymore. They are no longer children”, he said.
“They don’t cease being my offspring but they are my companions who I’ll do anything for because of the biological connection I have with them but you can’t describe them as children”, he added.
Mr Amidu made these comments when he appeared before parliament’s Appointment Committee on Tuesday.
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Mr. Amidu’s comments drew sharp rebuttals from both sides of the Committee with Member of Parliament for Akim Abuakwa South constituency, Atta Akyea, reminding him that his position isn’t tenable in law.
According to Mr. Atta Akyea, the nominee’s position will make nonsense of the succession law.