Former President Jerry John Rawlings has criticised the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for refusing to use the expertise of former Attorney General Martin Amidu.
Mr Rawlings believes the sidelining of Mr Amidu by recent NDC governments was detrimental, adding that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is rather making use of the Citizen Vigilante’s expertise in fighting corruption.
Mr Amidu was relieved of his post as Attorney General on 19 January 2012, by ex-President John Evans Atta Mills. He was recently appointed as Special Prosecutor by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Now, they have appointed hard iron hands like Martin Amidu to be in charge of fighting corruption from that office [of Special Prosecutor] and some NDC people are angry. Their counterparts in NPP and other places are equally angry. What should that tell you?… The evidence is there for everybody to see why we lost … Martin Amidu should have been used by us [NDC] but no… [we didn’t] when he is an embodiment of what we stand for,” Mr Rawlings said in an address he delivered at a Town Hall meeting of cadres and NDC activists at the Arts Centre in Accra on Saturday, 17 March 2018.