A national Vice Chairperson and a Former Women’s Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Madam Anita De Sosoo has stated that, opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] should celebrate the nomination of a member of their party, Martin Amidu, as the country’s first Special Prosecutor.
According to her, the NDC should be happy because President Akufo-Addo has found the kind of quality needed to fight corruption in the country within the opposition party, which he describes as a good sign.
“…It is good for us to rather celebrate that we have a person that we made and shaped appointed as the first Special Prosecutor. It’s good that our opponent who is in power now has seen that quality and wants to put it to greater use of the country” she stated.
Martin Amidu, a former Attorney General, was named as the Special Prosecutor by the President on Thursday January 11, 2018.
He is expected to be approved by Parliament in the coming days.
Although a member of the NDC, Mr. Amidu has been an avid critic of his party, especially prior to the 2016 election, where he wrote some disparaging articles against the then government led by John Dramani Mahama, describing the administration as corrupt.
This led to some friction between Mr. Amidu and some members of the NDC.
But speaking in an interview on Thursday on Your Take Our Take on Homebase TV, Madam Anita De Sosoo advised the NDC to take Mr. Amidu’s nomination in good faith because the party used to be known by its zero tolerance for corruption, attribute that Mr. Amidu possesses.
“NDC stood for anti-corruption and in the past, that is what defined us—the revolution and so on. In fact, the country used to see NDC as the anti-corruption party. In the 2008 election, what made the NPP lose was corruption – they said NPP is corrupt and NDC was coming to fight it because NDC was anti-corruption. In 2016 the public had a different image. So I think it does well for the NDC to reaffirm their credentials”she added.
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