Late President Rawlings persuaded me to stay in office and not resign – Martin Amidu
Former Public prosecutor, Martin Amidu has revealed that Former President Rawlings persuaded him not to resign after a meeting with him to discuss the aftermath of the Agyapa report. According to him “I met with the late Former President Emeritus with a co-mediator in his office on 27,28 and 29 October 2020. The late President Emeritus persuaded me to wait out what actions the President intended to take at my next meeting with the President the next day,30th October and he expressed the hope that it will be in support of the conclusions in the Agyapa Royalties Limited anti-corruption assessment report”.
According to the Former Attorney General, his earlier meeting with the President before meeting with Former President Rawlings had given him enough room to make an “immediate independent decision whether to jump immediately”.
In a 27 page response to the President, Martin Amidu said he became convinced that the President was not committed to the fight against corruption. Mr. Amidu resigned on Monday, November 16 citing “the lack of respect of the independence of his office.” He said: “The events of 12/11/20 removed the only protection I had from the threats & plans directed at me for undertaking the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions anti-corruption assessment report & dictates that I resign as the Special Prosecutor immediately”.