Amidu’s vetting: MPs lauded for asking relevant questions 

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Executive Director of the Institute of Governance and Security, David Agbey, has lauded the Appointments Committee of Parliament for grilling the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Alamisi Burns Kaiser Amidu, to the fullest at his vetting Tuesday, Feb 12.

And that vetting process which lasted close to 8 hours where questions came from committee members particularly bordering on the competence, experience, attitude, knowledge of the law amongst others were commendable.

Speaking to Kaakyire Ofori Ayim on Atinka FM’s “Simpieso” Tuesday Evening, David Agbey acknowledged that, it was prudent the line of questioning went so well as the time it lasted since Martin Amidu is known to be a strong character when it comes to law, governance and corruption.

Meanwhile, in his opinion, the former Attorney General yesterday proved that he is more than capable in executing the work of the Special Prosecutor when given the nod. 

However, Mr. Abgey cautioned the general attitude of the Martin Amidu as he showed glimpses of aggressiveness where people thought he could have been calm and collected.

And that over the years, the nominee has proven to be a tough, hard and blunt spoken person, and who during the vetting explained most of his utterances and publications with facts. 

Therefore, watching proceedings from afar, one would have assumed that the former Attorney General was arrogant and authoritative.

Not long ago, former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine, has filed a suit at the Supreme Court that could potentially scuttle the Parliamentary vetting and subsequent approval of the Special Prosecutor nominee, Martin Amidu.

But that was not the case as Parliament carried out the process. Dr. Ayine claims Martin Amidu, 66, is beyond the statutory age of employment into public service and is seeking order of the court to have his nomination annulled.

That, David Agbey mentioned could be the only hindrance in his way of becoming the Special Prosecutor.

Ghana | |Patrick Ofoe Nudzi