The National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said that former Attorney General. Martin Amidu’s recent legal challenges and utterances regarding the GH¢51m Woyome judgement debt are borne out of jealousy.
Kofi Adams described Martin Amidu’s action as deliberately seeking to discredit the efforts of the current Attorney General, Marrietta Brew Appiah-Oppong.
Martin Amidu, a former Attorney General, was recently granted a request at the Supreme Court to orally examine businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome who is currently facing legal actions to repay some GH¢51 million wrongfully paid to him by the state in 2010.
Martin Amidu who welcomed the Supreme Court ruling in a statement suggested that the money cannot be retrieved from Woyome if Ghanaians do not vote out President John Mahama.
But according to the party’s organizer, Kofi Adams, such comments were mere out of jealousy of the hard work of the current AG who has achieved more than Martin Amidu did during his tenure as AG during the erstwhile President Attah-Mills administration.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on Thursday, November 17, Kofi Adams said: “We are talking about an Attorney General today who has saved this country millions of cedis or dollars that we would have paid as judgement debt. What did he [Martin Amidu] do as an Attorney General? There was nothing much to his credit as an Attorney General.”
“For someone who has been a Deputy Attorney General before, maybe we would have expected much more, [but] we say nothing, so what he is doing is that; ‘this woman is doing so well and I [Amidu] was a disaster as an Attorney General so let me attempt to discredit her.”
Kofi Adams accused Martin Amidu of fabricating lies against the current Attorney General to create public disaffection towards her and her office.
“You should clearly see that Martin Amidu is up to an agenda. He is not speaking based on truth, he is speaking based on lies. The current AG has done so well that Martin cannot match [up to] her,” Kofi Adams said.
‘NDC won’t waste time on Amidu’
The 2016 NDC campaign Coordinator, Kofi Adams has also said the party would remain focused on its bid to win power as the election day draws closer and would not waste time in focusing attention on Amidu.
“At this moment, we don’t want to spend time on Martin Amidu. We are very focused. We will tell our stories. Our story is out there. The great job of President Mahama and his government is out there; and that is what the people will be looking at to vote,” he said on Eyewitness News.