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Amidu failed as special prosecutor because he was loud in the media – Mahama Ayariga

Amidu failed as special prosecutor because he was loud in the media – Mahama Ayariga
Amidu failed as special prosecutor because he was loud in the media – Mahama Ayariga

The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Honourable Mahama Ayariga has said that Martin Amidu was always in the news with his works, a reason he thinks caused him to lose focus at his job.

The news of Martin Amidu’s resignation came as a big surprise especially at a time when the nation is mourning the demise of former president John Rawlings.

Whiles a section of the population is still in shock on why he quit, others are of the view that his decision is the right one considering the reasons why he said he quit.

In an interview with an Accra based radio station, Mahama Ayariga stated that Martin Amidu focused more on information available for consumption to the general public and channelled it through the media whiles he should have focused on using the right sources to tackle the issue. He added that to him, he thinks that was the wrong approach as it was always cantered on satisfying the public and being a loud-mouth in the media.

“The way he approached the job, it is a job that requires you to approach it in a way that is too public but most of the time he was out there in the public when had not established his facts well. Even if you establish your facts as a prosecutor and investigator, the public space is not where you run to first and I thought that he was out there too much.

Sometimes it did not serve him well in terms of the work…for me, there was a problem with his whole approach to doing the work. I think that would have led to the attacks he cites as the basis for his decision to leave office”, he said.

K Oteng

Written by K Oteng

K.Oteng is a reporter and editor for https://www.ghlinks.com.gh/ based in Accra-Ghana

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