The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampam, Sam Nartey George says Martin Amidu had no business sharing his Corruption Risk Assessment report with President Akufo-Addo before making it public.
According to Sam George, Section 4.1 of the Special Prosecutorâ€™s Act states that â€œthe Special Prosecutor is not in any way obligated to be under the direction of any individual or authority.â€
â€œIf the President was truly interested in the fight against corruption, he would allow the Institutions of State to do their job,â€ he said.
The Parliamentarian then stated that it was because Mr. Amidu felt obliged to report to the President that Akufo-Addo overtly made an attempt to influence him.
According to him, Martin Amidu waited for Akufo-Addo for a week, to show him his Corruption Risk Assessment report because the President was on a tour in the Volta Region.
Sam George stressed that Martin Amiduâ€™s actions and inactions affected the countryâ€™s fight against corruption.
â€œThe President told him to hold on further action for a week, all that while holding his horses out of courtesy for the President. When the President returned he asked for another week.
â€œAmidu waited until Sunday, and when the President met with Martin, he asked him to accept the comments by the Finance Minister.â€ Sam George said.
The Member of Parliament said Martin Amidu dodged a bullet and made the right choice by resigning from office.