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Former Chief of Staff Nana Ato Dadzie has described as “petty”, former Attorney General Martin Amidu’s challenge to the Government to prove its claim that he was sacked by the late President John Mills because he failed to name government officials he accused of “gargantuan crime” in the infamous Woyome debt saga.
Mr. Amidu’s statement was in response to Deputy Information and Media Relations Minister, Murtala Muhammed’s recent comments that the former AG was booted out of Government for his failure to name Cabinet members he claimed were steeply involved in the Ghc51.2m Woyome Judgment debt saga.
Mr. Amidu, who recently won two judgment debt cases involving two foreign companies - Waterville Holdings and Isofoton S.A – issued a statement daring the Government and its assigns to stop maligning him as far as his dismissal is concerned.
In his statement issued on June 26, 2013 and titled “Re: Why Martin Amidu was dismissed: Martin Amidu’s denial and challenge to the Government of Ghana”, Mr. Amidu said: “I have since the former Chief of Staff Mr. J. H. Newman dishonourably lied to the media in a press release dated 19th January 2012 that I was dismissed for misconduct without giving particulars of my alleged misconduct, challenged him and the Government to publish the particulars of my misconduct”.
He averred that: “Mr. Newman is now cowardly hiding at the Council of State without supplying the Ghanaian public those particulars”.
According to him: “…In letter No D45/SF. 173/10 dated 6th January 2012, entitled ‘Why the Government of Ghana must be Unequivocally Resolute to set aside the Collaborative or Collusive Default Judgment entered in favour of Alfred Agbesi Woyome in the Case of Alfred Agbesi Woyome v (1) the Attorney-General (2) Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and all Proceedings and Processes commenced by Alfred Agbesi Woyome Against the Republic of Ghana per the Attorney-General’, I reported to the President in detail with the names of all those I suspected of being responsible for the judgment debt gargantuan crimes against the people of Ghana”.
He recalled that: “In several press statements I made to the media in 2012, I called upon Mr. Newman to publish for the benefit of the good people of Ghana my said letter dated 6th January 2012 to enable them to determine whether or not I had misconducted myself simply by being truthful in defending the 1992 Constitution”.
Speaking on private radio station Joy FM’s news analysis programme ‘newsfile’ on Saturday June 29, 2013, Nana Ato Dadzie said: “I think that, really, I mean if you push me to corner I’ll say that, with all due respect to my good friend, this is a very petty matter, not in terms of the subject matter but really there are processes and procedures and institutions for dealing with that”.
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