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Ghanaians have been swindled by Akufo-Addo, Bawumia – Martin Amidu

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Former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu launched a blistering attack on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, accusing them of deceiving Ghanaians about their commitment to fighting corruption.

Amidu, a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, asserted that corruption has flourished under their administration, despite their promises to eradicate it.

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Amidu highlighted his previous criticism of former President John Dramani Mahama in 2015, which he claimed was exploited by Akufo-Addo and Bawumia to portray themselves as incorruptible leaders who would stamp out corruption if elected. However, Amidu asserted that their administration has presided over an unprecedented level of corruption and cronyism, contrary to their campaign promises.

He condemned Nana Akomea, a deputy chairperson and strategist of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), for attempting to use Amidu’s 2015 interview to score political points. Amidu characterized this as “dishonest opportunism” and criticized the NPP’s deception of Ghanaians.

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Amidu did not mince words in his assessment of President Akufo-Addo, whom he described as the “mother serpent of corruption.” He accused the president of obstructing his efforts to investigate the Agyapa Royalties Transaction deal, which Amidu labeled as the biggest corrupt deal in Ghana since independence.

Reflecting on his resignation in 2020, Amidu recounted his “traumatic experience” and accused President Akufo-Addo of breaching his presidential oath by unlawfully obstructing his investigation into the Agyapa Royalties Transaction.

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Amidu’s scathing critique underscores the growing disillusionment with the current government’s handling of corruption and its failure to live up to its anti-corruption rhetoric. His revelations have sparked widespread debate and scrutiny of the administration’s integrity and commitment to good governance.

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