Bawku Central lawmaker, Mahama Ayariga has denied discussing the health issues of Martin Amidu with Kennedy Agyapong who is also the Member of Parliament for Assin Central.
“I don’t recall having discussions with Hon Kennedy in which I made reservations about medical condition and treatment in Germany, etc.
“It is unfortunate that the issues are turning around to medical records but I don’t have any medical record of my uncle, Martin Amidu,” he said.
Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong dared the immediate past Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu to produce his health records for assessment.
He explained that the nomination and subsequent approval of Mr. Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor of the Republic of Ghana was a big trap that was set up by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP firebrand alleged that the leadership of the main opposition party knew of the health issues that would have interfered with his work but decided not to make it an issue during his vetting by the appointment committee of the legislature.
If they had raised this particular issue, according to Mr. Agyapong, it was most likely that Mr. Amidu would have been dropped.
He added that this situation would have saved the government from the embarrassment it is experiencing at the moment following the reasons Mr. Amidu cited for his resignation.
Speaking on Net 2 television, Kennedy Agaypong dares Martin Amidu to “produce his medical records the checks he went to do in Germany.
“Mahama Ayariga wanted to raise this issue during his vetting but Mahama stopped him from doing that because he was setting a trap for the NPP. Mahama knew a day like this will come where Amidu would turn against the government and that is exactly what has happened.”
“Martin Amidu thinks he’s a ‘tin god’. He should bring his medical records from Germany, I dare him. Bring your medical records from Germany to determine if you’re normal,” Kennedy Agyapong charged in a flared up tone.
He continued: “Ayariga was going to take him on to produce his medical records and explain why he went to Germany [but] Mahama told him to stop. ‘Don’t raise this question at the Appointment Committee’. Mahama advised them not to raise that issue [about] the medical records and it was never brought up because they knew that one [day] this will happen.”
He resigned on Monday, November 16 after citing a number of reasons for his resignation, including interference from the presidency and non-payment of emoluments due him.
He said in his letter to the president that “It is essential for me to state for the purpose of the records, and contrary to public perceptions, that my appointment letter was received on 5th February 2020 (almost two (2)-years after my appointment).
But President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo vehemently denied interfering with the work of Mr. Amidu.
“Your accusation of interference with your functions simply on account of the meeting the president held with you is perplexing.
“In exercise of what you considered to be your powers under Act 959, you had voluntarily proceeded to produce the Agyapa Report.
“The president had no hand in your work. Without prompting from any quarter within the Executive you delivered a letter purporting to be a copy of your report to the president,” the president said in a statement written on his behalf by the Executive Secretary, Mr. Asante Bediatuo.
There are claims that Mr. Amidu will definitely reply to the response by the President.
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