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12-Jun-2012  
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A member of the Communications Team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has slammed former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Martin Amidu, with the kind of vitriol often reserved for political turn-coats, describing him as Ghana’s version of WikiLeaks; the whistle-blowing website that publishes private, secret, and classified information from anonymous sources.

Gabby Assumin claims the former A-G is behaving as if he has volumes of information at his disposal on the government and some appointees of state, which he can divulge to the public at will without any bother as to its likely repercussions.

To him, Mr Amidu is simply bent on embarrassing the ruling government, just as wikiLeaks has been doing to governments in other countries.

The international, online organisation has been repeatedly accused of navigating technicalities by altering the flow of and disclosing information which could do irreparable damage to diplomatic relations between governments.

The former A-G, has for quite sometime now, been expressing his mind on matters of national concern through press statements with some indicting the President, the government and state officials in the controversial judgment debt payment to businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome.

In a recent interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s flagship programme "Kokrokoo", Mr. Amidu stressed that because he seeks the good of the party, he will continue to pour his heart out and correct the wrong things going on within the party and government through his treatise.

He further stated that he has decided not to use the government and party channels for his advocacy for accountability and transparency simply because he has gone through deceit and betrayal at the hands of the President and therefore expected every discrete advice he offered to be given a slant.

On Monday, June 11, the former Attorney General issued yet another statement on the Woyome saga and emphatically stated that he cannot rely on the integrity of the current A-G, Dr Benjamin Kunbour, to handle the infamous Woyome case with honesty, because he (Kunbuor) lacks the high moral character for that quasi judicial office after manufacturing an assassination attempt on himself.

He also slammed State Prosecutors in the controversial case stressing that the re-arrest of Mr. Woyome smacks of selective justice, pointing out that, “Mr. Woyome as a person was not the problem. The problem was and is the system and method used to commit such suspected fraud on the Republic”.
 





Gabby Assumin
But contributing to a panel discussion on "Kokrokoo", Gabby Asuming faulted the former A-G for his "citizen vigilante" cause, describing him as "Ghana's WikiLeaks" and accused him of behaving as if he is the only intelligent and morally upright person in the NDC.

“He has issued statements and said quite a lot and now Ghanaians are coming to grips the kind of person he is…they have come to the realization that Mr. Amidu is making all those comments because he is peeved and has simply made up his mind to disgrace the NDC government. We need to be careful because he is becoming a dangerous lawyer and he is more or less the WikiLeaks in Ghana. You don’t include people like this in an organization because they will reveal secrets whenever they feel slighted. What shows that everything he is even saying is true? Consider the recent statement he issued regarding the character of Dr Kunbour; what is the connection to the Woyome case? Why is he behaving like he is the only judge or the only intellectual in the country; issuing statements day in and day out?…To me, he is Ghana’s WikiLeaks; Martin Amidu…is he the only cadre? Is he the only person who loves the country more?” Gabby quizzed.
 
 
Source: Rebecca Addo-Tetteh/Peacefmonline
 
 

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