A former deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Akuritinga Ayine (plaintiff) has filed a suit against the state in the nomination of Mr. Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor.
Lawyer for the plaintiff, Tony Lithur in a writ filed at the Supreme court argued that by reason of the age of the 2nd Defendant(Martin Amidu) who’s now 66 years, Mr Amidu is not qualified or eligible to be appointed by President Akufo-Addo for the Office of the Special Prosecutor under Section 13(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 Act(959).
He’s therefore prayed the apex court to annul the nomination, approval and appointment of Martin Amidu, in the event of his approval by parliament’s Appointment Committee prior to the final determination of the case.
The suit comes a day before the vetting of Mr Amidu set for Tuesday, February 13.
Meanwhile, Martin Amidu, says he’s nothing to lose no matter the outcome of his nomination by Parliament’s Appointment Committee.
“Only two outcomes are possible after the public hearing – to approve or disapprove the President’s nominee. Whatever the outcome, I will have nothing personally to win or lose,” he said in a statement ahead of his vetting Tuesday.