Amidu: I’m not in competition with Anas

67389176Anti-corruption campaigner Martin Amidu has said he is not in competition with investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, for laurels, as far as fighting corruption is concerned.

Mr. Anas, in a rebuttal statement to a litany of allegations leveled against him by Mr. Amidu, said Wednesday that “the brightening of another candle does not dim the light of another candle.”

Mr. Amidu has, however, said the allusion to competition between him and Anas is misplaced.

“Anas is not my age mate,” Mr. Amidu told Citi Breakfast Show host Bernard Avle in an interview aired Thursday, adding: “My son is older than him, and he is older than my last daughter by 3 years.”

“There’s no competition between me and Anas,” the former Attorney General said.

“What I am against is for any citizen of Ghana to lend himself to the Executive for surveillance on fellow citizens.

“It is unconstitutional, it is not allowable, and, particularly, to do it in contravention of law LI 1517; to do it in contravention of the companies’ code and for the government to cover it up, and it is the sum total of these, which makes me to say he, indeed, was commissioned by the Government because if he wasn’t commissioned by the Government, the Government won’t allow him to breach all these laws, do all these illegal surveillances and then give him a protection.

“I have done anti-corruption work, am I protected?” he asked, adding: “…He is not a journalist, Tiger Eye PI is not a journalist; it is a dummy,” Mr. Amidu insisted.

There has been a flurry of recriminations between the two anti-corruption campaigners for the past three days after Mr. Amidu accused Mr. Anas and his Tiger Eye PI firm of allowing themselves to be used by the Government.

source: ghanaweb.com

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