The Member of Parliament for the Bolgatanga East constituency, Dr Dominic Ayine, has filed a law suit against Special Proscutor nominee Martin Amidu over his age.

According to the former Attorney-General, Martin Amidu, who is popularly known as citizen vigilante for single has exceeded the age to be appointed to the position he has been nominated for.

The Member of the largest opposition party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has based his argument for the suit on the  Articles 190(1) (d) and 199 (4) of the 1992 Constitution which states that  "by true and proper interpretation of Articles 190(1) (d) and 199 (4) of the 1992 Constitution, no person above the age of 65 years is eligible for employment in any public office created under Article 190(1) (d)."

Dr Ayine is is counting on the court to annul the nomination of Mr Amidu by the virtue of the fact that, the maximum which qualifies one to be employed into public service is 55 years, a cut of point he has exceeded considering his current age which is 66 years.

President Akufo-Addo nominated Martin Amidu to hold on to the position of the Special Prosecutor office on January 11 after Parliament had given the green light to the President to sign the bill to law.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor is set up to take the responsibility of prosecuting corruption offences in public offices idependent of the Attorney General's department.

This is to avoid the complaints of witch-hunting on the path of the government in dealing with members of the opposition in times when allegations are leveled against members not belonging to the party in power.

Mr Amidu, as a private citizen dragged businessman Alfred Woyome to court over a judgement debt scandal and won the case between Woyome, Waterville and Isofoton.

The law suit from Dr Dominic Ayine comes up barely a day to the vetting of Mr Amidu by Parliament for the nomination given him by the President.

However, in a Press statement released by Mr Amidu on Sunday indicated that, there are only two there are only two outcomes to be expected from the vetting, either he will be approved or disapproved by the committee set up.

However it turns out, he stated that he has nothing to lose.

Ghanaguardian.com