Martin Amidu Makes Wild Allegations Against Asiedu Nketiah Over 'Mother Serpent Of Corruption' Query

Martin Amidu, a former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, has launched a scathing attack on leading figures of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), including the National Chairman of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, over criticism of a petition he supposedly filed for the removal of the Special Prosecutor.

The national chairman of the NDC expressed serious concerns about the petition to remove Kissi Agyebeng, which was reportedly filed by Martin Amidu, questioning his credibility.

Nketiah said that he was surprised that Amidu, who previously referred to President Akufo-Addo as the "mother serpent of corruption," would now seek the president's help in a corruption-related matter.

He asked Amidu, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice, if his opinion of Akufo-Addo as the "mother serpent of corruption" had changed.

"He shouldn't have done that at all. I am still trying to understand why. Comrade Martin, have you abandoned your view that Nana Akufo-Addo is the mother serpent of corruption?

"Or do you still hold that view? If you still hold that view, when you came to a roadblock that I want to do this thing against the finance minister and the president said no way, you resigned and came to open up," Nketiah said.

Reacting to this in a statement cited by GhanaWeb, Amidu accused Asiedu Nketiah of tarnishing his image without even verifying that he authored the said petition.

He also indicated that the NDC national chairman is the last person to speak on matters regarding credibility.

He accused Asiedu Nketiah of engaging in numerous illegal activities, including his role on the Parliamentary Service Board.

"The Chairman of the NDC, a person presumed to be of high moral character and proven integrity, permitted himself to be appointed by a self-confessed corrupt NDC Speaker of Parliament onto the Board of the Parliamentary Service despite a glaring and impermissible conflict of interest under Article 284 of the 1992 Constitution.

"Only idiots will cherish the moral values of such a Chairman of the NDC. In any case, Asiedu Nketiah and John Mahama, have you ever heard that as a politically exposed person, I set up a stevedoring company and was assisted by GPHA to milk Ghanaians during the regime of any of the Governments under which I served? Did I publicize the facts about Asiedu Nketiah’s stevedoring business at Tema as the Special Prosecutor before I sent Joshua Hamidu Akamba to warn him about attacking my integrity?" he said.

Amidu, a former Special Prosecutor, also accused the NDC national chairman of using his power to acquire an oil and gas company which is managed by his son.

"Asiedu Nketiah, I wish to refresh your memory that the abbreviated name of the stevedoring company which was also involved in oil and gas, etc., is KMSC, and to remind you that the partners you used your public position to cheat out of the company for your son you brought from Canada to manage KMSC are still aggrieved and alive."