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Amidu’s resignation surprisng – OSP Board Chair

The Board Chairperson of the Office of Special Prosecutor, Linda Ofori Kwafo, has said the resignation of Martin Amidu’s resignation as the Special Prosecutor came as a surprise to the Board..

She disclosed that Mr Amidu failed to inform the board of his decision before sending his resignation letter to President Akufo Addo.

“If you take a closer look at the letter of the SP, you will realize that the board was not copied. Some of the challenges that have been mentioned as the basis, we are aware of it but it came as a surprise to me as the chair and also the board as a whole,” she told Citi TV on Wednesday.

Amidu announced his resignation on Monday, citing many reasons including interference with his work by the President.

This followed his conducting of corruption risk assessment on the controversial Agyapa deal which the main opposition NDC party and many civil society groups have called for its cancellation.

“I should not be ordinarily announcing my resignation to the public myself but the traumatic experience I went through from 20th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, when I conveyed in a thirteen (13) page letter the conclusions and analysis of the risk of corruption and anti-corruption assessment on the Report on the Agyapa Royalties Limited Transactions and Other Matters related Thereto…cautions against not bringing my resignation as Special Prosecutor with immediate to the Ghanaian public and the world”, Amidu stated..

President Akufo-Addo accepted his resignation through a letter issued by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Opare..

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