Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin A.B.K Amidu has said he was not bothered when President Akufo-Addo decided to throw away his concerns about the ‘defective’ Major Mahama Trust Fund bill.
For him, he only acted loudly on constitutional basis, adding, “….I’ve stated that I was a constitutional Defence Advocate, and i was doing my work as a constitutional Defence advocate…i thought that if we were going to make a bill it should be general not targeting one person, and I thought that the national interest will not be served.
While the said bill was awaiting the Presidential assent, after being passed by parliament, Mr. Amidu cautioned President Akufo-Addo to ‘think long’ before appending his signature, else he’ll do a great disservice to the nation.
He was of the view that portions of the bill were inconsistent with and contravened the 1992 Constitution in several material particulars.
However, Mr. Amidu in reaction to the matter when he appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 said he’s not the gate keeper in matters of national interest, indicating that it is the President’s duty to determine what is best in the national interest.
“I am not the judge of the National Interest. I am just a constitutional advocate. The fact that the President decided to assent it, for me I have done my duty as a constitutional advocate, and that is it. If I could assent or refuse assent, I should have been the president. I was just persuading him and he didn’t accept my persuasion. And yet he still thinks that I’m credible enough to be his Special Prosecutor, because I’m forthright and plain in what I think.”