Thursday, September 16, 2021

Airbus Scandal: Martin Amidu has been ‘useless’ in office – ASEPA lashes

The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has described Mr. Martin Amidu the Special Prosecutor as “useless” for not mustering the courage to prosecute former President John Dramani Mahama as he claimed.

“If Martin Amidu cannot investigate and prosecute John Mahama then he has been useless in office”, Executive Director of ASEPA Mr. Thompson Mensah has said.

The claim by Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability comes after the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) said it has established that, the personality of the elected government official 1 in the famous Airbus scandal is Former President John Dramani Mahama.

According to Mr Martin Amidu, “the only reason the former President [Mahama] has not been invited for interrogation (in spite of all threats from some of his followers and lawyers) is the fact that he got himself an insurance as the Presidential candidate of the other largest political party in Ghana.”

Meanwhile, Former President Mahama responding to OSP Mr. Amidu expressed his disapproval saying, “In the Agyapa report, you know that it is going to be damning of this government and so you go and put one paragraph there about Airbus. Nobody asked you about Airbus. If you were man enough, present Agyapa and do a report on Airbus separately and then I will come and answer you on Airbus”.

“But because he is a coward and they knew Agyapa was going to be discussed today, he put a paragraph on Airbus to equalize the discussion. What stupidity is this?” Mr. Mahama quizzed.

However, the Executive Director of ASEPA Mr. Thompson Mensah speaking on the matter on Akoma FM in Kumasi monitored by MyNewsGH.com indicated that nothing stops him (Mr. Amidu) from investigating Former President John Mahama otherwise “what he put there is a smear campaign”.

He also described Mr. Amidu’s behaviour towards John Mahama as “frivolous” and not “acceptable”.

Thomson Mensah noted that, “If Martin Amidu cannot investigate and prosecute John Mahama, he had no business disclosing the identity  of the government official 1. “He has no basis to make that conclusion”

He further challenged the Special Prosecutor to go ahead and investigate Johm Mahama if he has substantial evidence he played a role in the infamous airbus scandal.

Source: MyNewsGH.com / Syxtus Eshn/ 2020

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