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Akufo-Addo, Bawumia have allowed corruption reach its peak – Martin Amidu

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Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for the current state of the country.

In an editorial published on GhanaWeb, Amidu, a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, accused President Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia of deceiving Ghanaians about their commitment to fighting corruption.

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According to Mr Amidu, corruption has become more widespread during their administration.

He stated that the president and vice president used his criticism of former President John Dramani Mahama in 2015 to create a false impression that they would combat corruption if elected, leading Ghanaians to vote for them.

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“…I spoke to Joy FM and MultiTV’s news analysis programme, Newsfile, on or about 14 November 2015 which supported the Nana Akufo-Addo/Mahamudu Bawumia pretensions of being incorruptible and the messiahs to stop corruption, nepotism, cronyism, and use our natural resources for the benefit of Ghanaians.

“Ghanaians believed their pretensions and false promises only to find us swindled as a nation and brought to hunger and deprivation by the duo. Corruption and cronyism have reached an apogee never witnessed in the history of this country,” he wrote.

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Mr Amidu made these remarks while criticizing Nana Akomea, a deputy chairperson and strategist of the ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) campaign team, for using his 2015 interview to gain political advantage.

“It, therefore, smacks of dishonest opportunism to quote what I said in 2015 in the hope of a better alternative offered by the deception of Ghanaians by the Nana Akufo-Addo/Bawumia duo,” he added.

The current government has been accused of creating a conducive environment for corruption to thrive although it has refuted such claims.

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