Amidu had good reason to label Akufo-Addo ‘Mother Serpent of Corruption’ – Mahama

The pioneer occupant of the Office of Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, had good reason to issue a harsh critique of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Ado before resigning from office in 2020.

As someone whose appointment to the new anti-corruption portfolio was celebrated by the government, it must have been enormous pressure to acquiesce to corrupt practices that Amidu left office under controversial circumstances.

This is the view expressed by former President John Dramani Mahama who agrees with Amidu’s labelling of President Akufo-Addo as the ‘Mother Serpent of Corruption.’

“This government is just paying lip service to the fight against corruption, just lip service. Look at the Special Prosecutor’s office, someone like Martin Amidu is a lawyer, a one-time deputy Attorney General and a senior lawyer of his standing. “And for a person of his stature to resign and say the President is the ‘Mother Serpent of Corruption,’ it is a very serious charge because he has his basis. Several attempts were made to obstruct him from certain cases he was investigating that is why he made those pronouncements,” Mahama added.

“If your own Special Prosecutor describes you as the Mother Serpent of Corruption, what else do you need anybody to say about your fight against corruption?” he quizzed.

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