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Amidu has tainted his own image for failing to provide evidence of corruption against Mahama-Nketia

Written by  Feb 14, 2018
General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, says the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu,has tainted his own image after he failed to provide evidence in support of his corruption tag against former President John Dramani Mahama. Martin Amidu prior to the 2016 elections, staged a campaign against former President John Dramani Mahama. He described Mahama as a looter and called on Ghanaians to vote him out because a vote for him, would have led to the state going bankrupt. But appearing before the Appointments Committee in parliament yesterday [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. But reacting to the answers given by the nominee, Asiedu Nketia said, the nominee has tainted his own image because he would be the one to be affected. In a way, he has agreed that, whatever he said about Mr. Mahama and others were untrue and based on perception.’’ He also cautioned Mr. Amidu not go to court based on perception when approved because he would be embarrassed in court.
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