The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has today, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, accepted the resignation of Mr. Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor.
Martin Amidu on Monday, November 16, 2020, resigned from his position as the Special Prosecutor.
Mr. Amidu in his resignation letter said while he believed that he was executing his mandate independently, the reactions he has received concerning the work make him convinced that he was not expected to exercise his independence as a Special Prosecutor and that makes his work untenable.
“In undertaking the analysis of the risk of prevention of corruption and anti-corruption assessment I sincerely believed that I was executing an independent mandate under the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Act, 2017 (Act 959) and the Office of the Special Prosecutor (Operations) Regulations, 2018 (L. I. 2374).”
However, a statement from the Presidency signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin said President Akufo-Addo has received Mr. Amidu’s resignation letter and accepted same.
“This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter, dated 19″ November 2020 (Ref: OSP/2/AM/14), addressed to the President of the Republic conveying to him your decision to resign from office as Special Prosecutor, which he has accepted.”
Meanwhile, the statement further added that the government would respond to the concerns Mr. Amidu raised in his resignation letter.
“The President has taken due note of the other matters raised in your letter, and the Government will issue a statement responding to them in due course.”
The statement also added, “the President thanks you for your service to the State and wishes you the best in your future endeavours.”