Ghana: Former Deputy Attorney General Sues Special Prosecutor Nominee

Martin Amidu, Special Prosecutor nominee

Accra, February 12, 2018//-Former Deputy Attorney General has filed a suit at the Supreme Court of Ghana that may delay a Parliamentary vetting and subsequent approval of the Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu.

Dr Dominic 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.

Dr Ayine wants the court to go ahead and annul the approval of Mr Amidu.

In a statement of case, Dr Ayine who is also the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Bolgatanga East in the Upper East Region is praying the court to declare that “by true and proper interpretation of Articles 190(1) (d) and 199 (4) of the 1992 Constitution, no person above the age of 65 years is eligible for employment in any public office created under Article 190(1) (d).”

The suit comes barely 24 hours to the much-anticipated vetting of Mr Amidu by the Appointment Committee of Parliament is scheduled on Tuesday (tomorrow).

Instructively, Mr Amidu popularly called Citizen Vigilante was appointed by the president, Nana Akufo-Addo as the Special Prosecutor nominee in fulfillment of his campaign promise.

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