The Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu has welcomed the appointment of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor but has demanded a neutral and an impartial prosecutor.
Mr Iddrisu said the controversial $2.25 billion bond saga, the 5 million litres of contaminated fuel and other scandals which happened in 2017 are equally credible candidates for prosecution by the new appointee.
In an interview on Joy FM’s Ghana Connect programme, Friday, the Tamale South MP did not, however, mention plausible candidates or scandals in the erstwhile John Mahama administration which are ripe for prosecution by Martin Amidu.
The announcement of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor, Thursday by the president has triggered mixed reactions.
Many anti-corruption institutions have welcomed the appointment and applauded the choice of the president.
Former Commissioner at CHRAJ Emile Short described the appointment as a “pleasant surprise” and so has former president John Rawlings.
But some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress, the party to which Martin Amidu belongs and has occupied many positions have kicked against the appointment.
Former Deputy Attorney General Dominic Ayine believes Amidu is a fine lawyer but doubts if he can be an impartial prosecutor.
According to him, Amidu campaigned in the corner of the NPP in the 2016 election and may not be able to be fair in the discharge of his duty.
Speaking to the matter, the Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said much is expected from the citizen vigilante, Martin Amidu.
He said regardless of the political affiliation, everybody expects him to be balanced and fair in carrying out his duties.
Even though many Ghanaians are expecting the new Special Prosecutor to tackle the outstanding Woyome scandal, the same matter that shot Amidu to national prominence as the anti-corruption crusader, Iddrisu believes recent alleged corruption cases must be looked at.