Mahama has an interest in Woyome’s GHC51m judgment debt – Martin Amidu

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Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu claims that President John Mahama is against efforts to retrieve the GH? 51.2 million Alfred Agbesi Woyome owes the state.

According to him, Mr Woyome and the government are in cahoots and will do everything possible to delay the constitutional processes that will enable him to examine Woyome.

“They don’t want the case to come on and they will buy as much time as possible”, Mr Amidu stated in an interview on Citi FM.

He was speaking after the Supreme Court today adjourned to Dcember 1 the case involving the former Attorney-General Martin Amidu who was expected to question the NDC financier, for illegally keeping GHC51.2 million of state money.

The Court had on November 16, 2016, granted permission to Mr Martin Amidu to examine Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome over the judgment debt.

But lawyers of the embattled NDC financier Wednesday filed two writs in the Supreme Court seeking a review of an earlier decision that would have allowed Mr Amidu to orally examine Alfred Woyome on the GH?51 million judgment debt.

He stated that although the Attorney General did not interfere by filing a motion this time around, their reaction shows they are complicit in the case.
“The fingers of the president are not seen within the document but his reaction to the application of the examination clearly shows that he has a vested interest,” he said.

He explained that, “It would be embarrassing for government to file the application for a stay of proceedings which the public will know after all they don’t want to collect the money”.

He reiterated earlier calls for the president to be voted out if the money is to be retrieved.

“I encourage everybody to vote NDC members of parliament but i cannot in conscience, in defense of the constitution vote for this president,” he stated.

Mr Amidu added that “The only way to get the money is to vote this president out because consistently he has not been able to have the muscle to do it and had I examine Woyome you would see what I mean that he and his government are complicit.”

 

Source: GraphicOnline