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Calling Mahama a looter & Corrupt was based on ''perception''-Martin Amidu Featured

Written by  Feb 13, 2018
Prior to the 2016 general elections, the nominee for the Office of Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, launched scathing attacks on former President John Dramani. He admonished Ghanaians to vote against the former president because he was corrupt and further accused him of leading a looting brigade. Martin Amidu also told Ghanaians in a recent statement that, Mahama would have bankrupted the state if he had won power. “When I look at how the Looter Government is preparing its final exit after its miserable and unprecedented defeat at the polls, I am left in no doubt that Ghana would have been bankrupted with another four years of this looter Government in power,” Mr. Amidu stated. The former Attorney General made the claim on the back of the last minute appointments and award of new contracts initiated by the outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) government which is currently preparing to handover power to the president elect Nana Akufo-Addo on January 7,2017. But appearing before the Appointments Committee in parliament today [Tuesday], Martin Amidu, said describing Mahama as a looter, and corrupt was premised on perception. He gave the answer after Samson Ahi asked him to justify why he made the allegations against Mahama. He also told the committee that, if the attributions the legislator referred to him were true, then it would be defamatory for him to have made the allegations. ''If the statement he made is true, it can be said to be defamatory and the ex-president could have dealt with me but he didn’t and I don’t want to go into that now when he is out of office.''
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