Akufo-Addo used ‘Double salary’ To Negotiate For Ministerial Approvals – Amidu

Martin Amidu has alleged President Akufo-Addo stood in the way of the former Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo and stopped her from bringing criminal charges against Members of Parliament involved in the double-salary scandal. 

According to Amidu, the Attorney General was instructed not to do so by the President, who unconstitutionally stopped the investigation and prosecution on the grounds of political expediency.

He also alleged that President Akufo-Addo used the scandal and other criminal cases to negotiate a deal with the NDC for his ministerial appointees to be approved. This negotiation, he alleged, was led by an NDC former Finance Minister.

“My informants and agents within the Executive and parliamentary NDC are certain that the MPs Double Salary cases and other pending criminal cases involving some NDC Members of Parliament formed part of the negotiation and compromises that paved the way for the resolution of the ministerial approval impasse with the NDC in Parliament,” he said.

Martin Amiidu also refused the allegation that he failed to prosecute those involved in the Double Salary Scandal despite being presented to his office.

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