According to him, Martin Amidu’s claim that there was some conspiracy between some NDC members of Parliament and the Akufo-Addo government for the purposes of approving the President’s ministerial nominations with the reward to drop the case of the double salary is too far-fetched.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, the former Minister for Roads noted that the double salary saga started in 2017 for which he was invited by the CID to assist in investigations.
“I see that is too far-fetched because the double salary case started in 2017. In 2017, I received an invitation from the CID to assist them in an investigation. I went there to give my statement and they said they will call back when they need me; from 2017 to date, the CID has not called me,” he said.
He posited that the criminal conspiracy claims of Martin Amidu between the NDC members in Parliament and the NPP government in relation to the approval of the government ministerial nomination cannot hold as nobody knew that President Akufo-Addo would win the 2020 general election and the caliber of ministers he would nominate for consideration.
“I don’t think that anybody knew that Nana Akufo-Addo would win the 2020 election. Even if we knew that Nana Akufo-Addo would win the 2020 elections, nobody knew the caliber of ministers he would nominate for consideration. How can a matter that is being investigated three years ago be the basis for negotiation for the approval of ministers? It is too far-fetched,” he wondered.
He held the view that Martin Amidu perhaps wrote the epistle to remain relevant, noting that he is a lawyer and a former Attorney-General, as well as former Special Prosecutor, and knows that time does not run against the State.
He stressed that “until the state comes with a prima facie conclusion that a case has been made out and so we should go to court and try to prove the fate of the people involved in the case, you cannot say that the case has concluded”.
“I think this epistle bothers on his own personal idiosyncratic opinion. I have no capacity to enter into the mind of Martin Amidu to understand how he is thinking. I even said that I have my doubts if any of the ministerial nominees will be rejected and I received a backlash from my party,” he slammed.
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