Adom Otchere Seconds Court Action Against Martin Amidu’s Nomination
Host of Good evening Ghana and broadcast journalist Paul Adom Otchere, has supported former Attorney General Dominic Ayine’s decision of going to the supreme court to challenge the nomination of special prosecutor Martin Amidu due to his age.
He explained that, the matter bordering the age of appointees who are not already public servants, had been a long-standing issue, and that the attempt by Dr. Ayine to have it resolved once and for all is commendable.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 Dr. Dominic Ayine filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the nomination of Martin Amidu for the position of special prosecutor .
In his suit, Dr. Ayine argued that Mr. Amidu, being 66 years of age, is too old to hold public office per what the constitution permits.
He is thus seeking a declaration from the Supreme Court that Mr. Amidu, “is not qualified or eligible to be nominated as the Special Prosecutor under Section 13(3) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2018 (Act 959).”
Despite the suit, Parliament’s Appointments Committee went ahead to vet Mr. Amidu on
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, with the Chairman of the Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu, claiming that the House had not been served with any writ.