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Amidu should officially disclaim the petition so we ask Akufo-Akufo for answers – Manasseh

Investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni has called on former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to clarify whether he is behind the recent petition seeking the removal of Special Prosecutor Kissi Agyebeng.

In a post on X dated May 29, 2024, Manasseh urged Martin Amidu to openly declare if he authored the petition or not.

“If ‘Martin Alamisi Amidu’ did not write the petition, he should say so plainly and then we will ask Akufo-Addo for answers,” his tweet read.

The investigative journalist’s position comes in the wake of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s decision to forward the said petition to the Chief Justice for consideration.

The petition in question accuses Kissi Agyebeng of procurement breaches and abuse of office.

Martin Amidu has denied reports of authoring any such petition accusing the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Accra-based Joy FM of orchestrating a trial against his person in the court of public opinion.

In an epistle published on May 26, 2024, Amidu made comments that suggested that he was refuting reports of having submitted the said petition for the removal of the Special Prosecutor.

He referenced recent comments by the NDC chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah as support of the opposition for the SP’s smear campaign against him via Joy FM.

“The Martin Amidu I know, until this thing was done, I trusted that he was a very principled person. My faith in his being principled is badly shaken,” Amidu quoted Asiedu Nketiah as saying.

The former Attorney-General said the NDC chairman’s comments were “based on hearsay evidence of a petition I am alleged to have submitted to the President on 30 April 2024 for the removal of the Special Prosecutor.”

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Amidu, while responding to a Joy FM report on May 17, 2024, that he had petitioned the President for the removal of his successor demanded to see the alleged petition, questioning its authenticity and the motives behind the accusations.

“I cannot understand why the NDC will collaborate with Kissi Agyebeng’s preferred rented media house and his chief executioner, Sampson Lardy Anyenini, to make allegations against me without publishing the alleged petition on which the allegations are based,” Amidu stated.

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