Martin Amidu unanimously approved as Special Prosecutor
Special Prosecutor nominee Martin Amidu has received an overwhelming endorsement from Parliament’s Appointments Committee.
In a crucial make or break meeting minutes after the nine-hour-long vetting on Tuesday, all the members of the Committee unanimously backed the former Attorney-General’s approval as the first Special Prosecutor. Contrary to claims by critics that he will be vindictive, Mr Amidu said he is more interested in reducing corruption than jailing more people. Despite fears that the Minority will oppose his nomination, the anti-corruption campaigner has secured the pass to be the first Special Prosecutor for a seven-year term. The Appointments Committee’s decision is expected to be debated by the plenary session of Parliament on Thursday followed by his swearing-in on Friday.