MR. PRESIDENT, THINK LONG BEFORE SIGINING THE MAJOR MAHAMA TRUST ACT - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The Major Mahama Trust Fund Bill that was laid on 24th October 2017 and passed by Parliament on 8th November 2017 for the President’s signature suffers from several constitutional, legal and policy defects. It also seriously undermines and puts to naught several provisions of the Armed Forces Act, 1962 (Act 105) as revised, and Regulations made thereunder to compose and regulate the conduct of the Ghana Armed Forces. I am therefore writing to add my voice to three written and published appeals by three well-meaning citizens to His Excellency the President, Nana Akufo Addo to think long before appending his signature to the Major Mahama Trust Bill.
MR. PRESIDENT, THINK LONG BEFORE SIGINING THE MAJOR MAHAMA TRUST ACT
AMIDU’S EMAIL TO THE EDITOR OF MODERN GHANA ON “STOP LYING IN GOD’S NAME HON. ABLAKWA” - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The words “time dependent pseudonym” in cyber language and criminal investigations have a fixed and known meaning and a mere claim of authorship of the article by Ohenenana without more does not criminally exonerate Ablakwa from responsibility for using the time dependent pseudonym in real time in cyber security theory and law. It does not mean that no person called Andrews Krow in real life exists. It simply means that in real time Ablakwa depended on that name as his pseudonym. The use of the time dependent pseudonym Andrew Krow by Ablakwa cannot, therefore, be speculated to be an inconsistency or an error even by Modern Ghana who published the article with the time dependent pseudonym article carrying Ablakwa’s real name and rank name at the tail end of the article. The claims and denials are clearly a criminal enterprise in cyber space. I act upon legal evidence and actionable intelligence not speculation, so kindly publish my rejoinder to Ablakwa.
AMIDU’S EMAIL TO THE EDITOR OF MODERN GHANA ON “STOP LYING IN GOD’S NAME HON. ABLAKWA”
STOP LYING IN GOD’S NAME HON. ABLAKWA - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, you are characteristically continuing your efforts to draw attention away from the evidence of your previous bad character on which I adduced documentary evidence in my article on your insulting behavior with the mischievous denials in your latest post, which I have read. You are boldly attempting to surpass even Paul Joseph Goebbels in the art of denying the obvious in God’s name. Kindly just explain to the public how your article “On Development In Kenyan…” published on myjoyonline.com in your real name and Parliamentary rank on 4th September 2017 was published on modernghana.com on the same day in your time dependent pseudonym Andrew Krow and stop your childlike and mischievous denials (Emphasis supplied). I am done with responding to your continued mischief. Truth always stands!
STOP LYING IN GOD’S NAME HON. ABLAKWA
ABLAKWA’S MISCHIEVIOUS DENIAL OF INSULTING MARTIN AMIDU - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Hon. Ablakwa is a son who must be put right when he goes wrong. I cannot therefore refuse to accept his greetings and well wishes as that would be taboo in northern custom and tradition. While I am ready to over-look this incident completely after calling him to order as a father should do, I cannot from my investigations before I wrote my article accept his mischievous denial of the authorship of one of the articles or any of them written insultingly against me. Hon. Ablakwa is fast learning the art of covert operations and deniability in international relations, intelligence, and security. Unfortunately, he left too many foot prints that have exposed him and convince me with the precision of mathematics that he was the author of the two articles. I would rather wish to believe that Hon. Ablakwa’s partial denial signals a new beginning conveyed in the tone of the mischievous denial.
ABLAKWA’S MISCHIEVIOUS DENIAL OF INSULTING MARTIN AMIDU
OKUDZETO ABLAKWA IS UNCOUTH AND UNCULTURED IN INSULTING ELDERS - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Okudzeto Ablakwa is the person whom while claiming to be entitled to the title Honourable Deputy Minister at age 28 years without having done any public service in his life has made himself notorious for insulting everybody old enough to be his father and other elders including former President Rawlings and former President Kuffuor. When a child is cursed by a father who brought him up from age three because of disrespect and insults to him the child grows up to become the type of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa: with sharp teeth, both figuratively and physically and a scourge on all elders of the whole Ghanaian society except those who feed his greedy political stomach.
OKUDZETO ABLAKWA IS UNCOUTH AND UNCULTURED IN INSULTING ELDERS
A CRITIQUE OF THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR BILL, 2017 - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Despite my preference for strengthening the traditional, common law and conventional independence of the Attorney General under our Anglo-American-Ghanaian system of jurisprudence; upon my examination, analysis and critique of the provisions of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017, I have concluded that the establishment of a permanent Office of the Special Prosecutor is legal under Article 88 of the 1992 Constitution so long as it is done under the authority of the Attorney General. However, the feasibility of establishing a permanent Office of the Special Prosecutor to deal specifically with corruption and related offences by law is premised on the exemplary moral compass and integrity of the Executive Authority personified by the elected President and his determination to give law enforcement authorities, including the Attorney General, the expected constitutional support to operate strictly in accordance with their oaths of office to be fair, transparent and impartial in the execution of their duties without fear or favour, affection or ill will. Absent such a President and public officers, no number of enactments can achieve the objective of fighting systemic corruption in Ghana. My hope is that this paper will help civil society, the active public, the Government and Parliament to give due consideration to all the factors that need to be taken into account to make the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill, 2017 now being discussed by the Committee of Parliament during the vacation, capable of being enacted in a bi-partisan manner when Parliament resumes in October 2017.
A CRITIQUE OF THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR BILL, 2017
A CRITIQUE OF THE OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR BILL, 2017 (doc)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KENYAN SUPREME COURT - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
For the first time in the history of Africa, the Kenyan Supreme Court made all students and activists of free, transparent and fair elections in the emerging democracies in Africa proud by having the faith of their conviction to declare the Presidential election held in that country null and void. The Supreme Court cited irregularities in the vote, particularly the tampering with the electronic transmission of the results of the elections from the polling stations, and ordered a new one within 60 days. The Kenyan Supreme Court decision is a land mark decision in Africa and must be acknowledged without any attempt to intimidate the Court. May other Supreme Courts or Constitutional Courts in Africa be bold to follow such independent steps in the future where the facts dictate similar outcomes.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KENYAN SUPREME COURT
STOP THE LIES - AMIDU VOWED TO MILLS TO ENSURE THAT THE GOVERNMENT COMPLIED WITH THE 1992 CONSTITUTION - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Any time I have raised issues concerning or relating to the unconstitutional actions or conduct (particularly about corruption and abuse of power) of the Mills/Mahama Government and the John Dramani Mahama Government, the result is a tedious repetition of the same sterile cowardly attacks on my person and multiple attempts at character assassination. The real question is whether it is the conduct of Martin Amidu that has exposed the Party? Or is it the NDC itself acting through the NEC on behalf of the Congress and some members of the NEC in their personal and official capacities that has “exposed the Party to public hatred, ridicule and opprobrium and lowered its reputation in Ghana and elsewhere”? The John Mahama surrogates or faction in the NDC ought to be warned that their modus operandi of personal attacks will not lead to reasoned dialogue, but may push me to invoke my right pursuant to Article 2 and 130 of the Constitution so that the Supreme Court may settle once and for all whether or not under Article 55 of the Constitution a political party can gag a citizen from defending, and upholding the Constitution demonstrated with a Supreme Court judgment simply because he is perceived to be a member of that political party.
STOP THE LIES - AMIDU VOWED TO MILLS TO ENSURE THE GOVERNMENT COMPLIED WITH THE 192 CONSTITUTION
SURROGATES AMANKWAH AND ABIGAIL MENSAH PETITION AGAINST MARTIN AMIDU FOR DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF GHANA - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
I will always put Ghana First before Party as demanded by the 1992 Constitution. Indeed, the NDC Constitution itself recognizes that it is inferior to the 1992 Constitution. It does not abolish the right of NDC members to exercise their supreme rights as citizens of Ghana to defend the 1992 Constitution against acts of NDC members and Government and even against the NDC Constitution itself when it is inconsistent with and in contravention of the said national Constitution. The Woyome/Waterville case underpins all my actions in the Supreme Court and writings since 2012 and I do so in defence of the Constitution and laws of Ghana which are superior to the NDC Constitution. I will rather defend the 1992 Constitution than be intimidated by John Mahama, Woyome, and their surrogates’ unconstitutional petitions.
SURROGATES AMANKWAH AND ABIGAIL MENSAH PETITION AGAINST MARTIN AMIDU FOR DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION OF GHANA
NDC CREATED THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION CHAOS THAT NOW PORTENDS A BAD OMEN FOR THE CONGRESS - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, has once more exhibited her incompetence and lack of leadership skills that in my view rendered her unfit for appointment to the high office of Electoral Commissioner in the first place. She was appointed by a corrupt Government precisely because her incompetence made her susceptible for use for an election rigging agenda. Now NDC leadership have charged the NPP Government in several statements and interviews published in the media with witch hunting Osei from office. Chaos at the Commission has led the present young crop of the NDC to self-destruct by petitioning against the two other appointees. Without experienced founding elders to consult for strategic and tactical decision-making, the NDC can only have itself to blame for its predicament, which may see the NPP replacing all three Commissioners.
NDC CREATED THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION CHAOS THAT NOW PORTENDS A BAD OMEN FOR THE CONGRESS
YAW DONKOR’S WHINGEING IS KARMA FOR ABUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION AS A PUBLIC OFFICER - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Yaw Donkor, it does not lie in your mouth to be whining when the police bent over backwards to only invite you to the police station. Do you remember any of those people whose fundamental rights and freedoms you violated without compunction the right to counsel, yet which you are lucky to have been given by the police? Your predicament is Karma for abuse of the Constitutional rights of fellow citizens as a public officer during your oppressive service in the Security and Intelligence services of Ghana. Stop whining for the respectful treatment from the police when you refused to grant to your fellow citizens similar respect when you had the opportunity to serve our motherland Ghana.
YAW DONKOR’S WHINGEING IS KARMA FOR ABUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION AS A PUBLIC OFFICER
THE SPEAKER AND MINISTER FOR PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS HAVE NO MANDATE TO EXECUTE AND ENFORCE THE LAWS OF GHANA - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
One cannot claim the rights of an Honourable Member of Parliament when as a Minister one created suspicion of looting the national purse and deliberately running to Parliament (in anticipation of one’s his Government being voted out of office) to escape justice through the subterfuge of immunity. The President was elected with a national mandate to fight corruption. The Speaker and the Parliamentary Minister have created the impression that there is a mismatch between their perception of who must be investigated and prosecuted for suspected looting of the public purse, and the President’s vision and determination to prevent future looting by fighting corruption within his first four-year term. However, the Speaker and the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs have no national mandate to undermine the President’s executive authority to enforce the law through the instrumentality of his policing and prosecutorial powers. Only the courts of law can contest his authority.
THE SPEAKER AND MINISTER FOR PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS HAVE NO MANDATE TO EXECUTE AND ENFORCE THE LAWS OF GHANA
UNCULTURED BEHAVIOUR OF SOME PARLIAMENTARIANS SUBVERTING THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The reputation and dignity of the Speaker of Parliament has deliberately been brought into serious inexcusable opprobrium and disrepute both in and outside Parliament by those indecorous Members of Parliament who rioted, banged desks, wagged their figures at the Speaker and granted interviews to the media to bring the high office of the Speaker into disrepute and contempt before reasonable members of the public. We elected the 275 Members of Parliament to show exemplary conduct to the nation in discharging their functions on our behalf in Parliament. Consequently, those who are calling for mere apologies to assuage the deliberate contempt are not helping to uphold the Constitutional order. The reputation, dignity and honour of the office of Speaker (bi-partisanly elected) must not be allowed to be used for partisan, cheap and uncouth posturing in any way.
UNCULTURED BEHAVIOUR OF SOME PARLIAMENTARIANS SUBVERTING THE CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER
THE POLICE DID NOTHING UNLAWFUL IN SEARCHING HON. DR. KWABENA DONKOR’S RESIDENCE - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
There is an unsavory development in which some politicians - particularly some Members of Parliament and other political office holders – have cultivated the dishonourable habit of under-rating the intelligence of We the People by filling the press with half-truths. They misrepresent the injunctions of the Constitution and laws of Ghana to court cheap public sympathy any time one of the law enforcement agencies executes the law against one of them for the suspected commission of crime. I hate the hypocrisy, double standards and audacity of the Minority in Parliament to unlawfully and unconstitutionally impede police in the performance of their duties contrary to their very oaths of office as Members of Parliament, simply because their colleague is now under suspicion of crime in relation to the stinking AMERI contracts. Being a Member of Parliament cannot be used by former Government Ministers as an insurance against the commission or suspected commission of crimes. Ghanaians, be alert!
THE POLICE DID NOTHING UNLAWFUL IN SEARCHING HON. DR. KWABENA DONKOR’S RESIDENCE
LET’S NOT UNDERMINE THE PRESIDENT’S FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR’S BILL - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Is someone sabotaging the President’s fight against corruption? The current enactment of the Office of the Special Public Prosecutor Bill, 2017, raises questions around the inclusion of Clause 3 sub-clause 4 of the Bill. If, as it states, the Special Prosecutor is not to investigate and prosecute corruption offences relating to the Public Procurement Act, 2003 and the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 – this lays down vague and ambiguous exceptions that can be exploited. Whoever inserted the sub-clause is legalizing an undefined species of corruption as not being serious enough to warrant prosecution ever or at all. The Bill before Parliament also has consequential amendments in Section 78 (1) that remove the offence of corruption from the jurisdiction of the Economic and Organised Crime Office. Who will then investigate and prosecute categories of corruption offences by public officers and politically exposed persons not meeting the standards in Clause 3(4)? We cannot justify any form of corruption. Let us take a keen interest in the passage of the Bill through Parliament so that Ghanaians are not short-changed in the actualization of the promise by the President to fight corruption as corruption, and crime as crime.
LET’S NOT UNDERMINE THE PRESIDENT’S FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN THE SPECIAL PROSECUTOR’S BILL
PUNISHING HONOURABLE MAHAMA AYARIGA FOR CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT IS UNCONSITIUTIONAL AND VOID- BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Is the fight against bribery and corruption amongst the political elite in Ghana a mere political slogan for winning political power, which signifies nothing? Parliament has concluded proceedings in respect of the allegation of bribery, and transformed it into an allegation and punishment of Honourable Mahama Ayariga for contempt of Parliament. However, there is no express or implied complaint, allegation or charge of contempt of Parliament made in the Terms of Reference against Hon. Mahama Ayariga personally or any other person to ground any power in the Committee to make findings and recommendations of contempt of Parliament. Analysis suggests that the constitutional oaths of the Speaker and of members of Parliament, from both sides of the House, were each abused and violated just to protect the suspected commission of the crime of bribery and corruption in Parliament, instead of transparently maintaining the institutional integrity of the legislature.
PUNISHING HONOURABLE MAHAMA AYARIGA FOR CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT IS UNCONSITIUTIONAL AND VOID
THE LEGAL ADVICE ON THE 8 ALLEGED DELTA FORCE MEMBERS IS UNASSAILABLE - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The legal advice tendered by the Ashanti Regional Office of the Attorney General to the Ghana Police Service, Kumasi, in the case of R v Mensah Azer & 7 Others, popularly known as the 8 Delta Members Case, is exceptional in the manner it states the facts of the case, and the evidence as disclosed upon the perusal of the police docket, and the legal opinion based on the facts and evidence on the docket. The impression that the regional office of the Attorney General’s Department had to have recourse to the Attorney General simply because the suspects were alleged to be members of the New Patriotic Party is dangerous for our democracy, the rule of law and the prosecutorial discretion delegated by the Attorney General to each of her prosecuting attorneys and particularly her regional representatives.
THE LEGAL ADVICE ON THE 8 ALLEGED DELTA FORCE MEMBERS IS UNASSAILABLE
INSULTS ON BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN GHANA ON MPs VISA FRAUD ARE SHAMEFUL - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
I invite fellow patriotic citizens to join me in condemning recent unwarranted attacks and shameful insults on the British High Commissioner and his Government, who only sought to defend the honour and dignity of Parliament as enshrined in the 1992 Constitution by pointing out past misconduct and suspected crime of some members of Parliament. The insults coming from MPs from both sides of Parliament give the impression that Parliament is more hysterical about its reputation being brought into disrepute through the exposure of dishonourable conduct by its members rather than maintaining the honour and dignity of the institution of Parliament through a transparent, fair and credible constitutional process of dealing with members who bring the reputation of the institution into disrepute.
INSULTS ON BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN GHANA ON MPs VISA FRAUD ARE SHAMEFUL
MR. PRESIDENT YOUR FATE FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS IS IN YOUR OWN HANDS - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Mr. President, Ghanaians exhibit a great deal of good will for you to succeed as President. But make haste slowly and be fairly sure of each step you take. My humble observation from some of your recent pronouncements and acts as President, however, is that you appear to trust so many people without any reservations. Your anti-corruption agenda was a winning manifesto item at the elections, and we are expecting you to implement your promises without fear or favour, affection or ill will. Many Ghanaians, like me, are not followers of your political party but as long as you continue occupying that high moral ground and fight corruption in deeds, you will succeed and your first four-year tenure will usher in the golden age of Ghana again. If you always put Ghana First in your administration, the present goodwill you enjoy will endure throughout your tenure.
MR. PRESIDENT YOUR FATE FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS IS IN YOUR HANDS
THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT MUST RESTORE THE CONFIDENCE OF CITIZENS IN THE HONOUR AND INTEGRITY OF THE LEGISLATURE - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Ghanaians have demanded and expect that the mandate of the 7th Parliament will be consistent with the letter and spirit of the 1992 Constitution; and the promises by the President to protect the national purse and be impartial in the governance of our dear country. The evidence of criminal and unconstitutional conduct in the whole body polity is overwhelming, but unconstitutional attempts are being made through influential chiefs and elders to let bygones be bygones. This is contrary to the demands of the Constitution for accountability, transparency and fairness in governance. May the 7th Parliament and the President remember that even walls have ears and we hear the attempts at trying to compromise the President’s anti-corruption agenda in the name of reconciliation. The President’s anti-corruption drive will be still-born with such compromises and reconciliations. May Ghanaians at the end of this 7th Parliament’s tenure be proud that it has helped to restore the underlying principles and values that Ghanaians gave to themselves the Fourth Republican Constitution, 1992.
THE SEVENTH PARLIAMENT MUST RESTORE THE CONFIDENCE OF CITIZENS
PRESIDENT JOHN MAHAMA’S LAST MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENTS, CONTRACTS AND RECRUITMENTS - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
One would have thought that the massive defeat of the Looter Government never witnessed in the annals of Ghanaian history would make it circumspect of how it handles the last days of its dying pangs as a Looter Government so that the Independent Prosecutor may have mercy upon them. Unfortunately impunity and corrupt behavior once internalized is difficult to change over-night as subsequent events show. Ghana is worth dying for and so fellow citizens speak up and defend your 7th December 2016 votes by not allowing this looter Government to deliberately make it impossible for the Government you popularly vote for to govern smoothly upon assuming office on 7th January 2017. Do not sit on the fence at this last hour and allow looters who came into office by the razor-thin majority vote of Justices of the Supreme Court to intimidate fellow citizens Putting Ghana First.
JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA'S LAST MIDNIGHT APPOINTMENTS
STOP OFFERING APPOINTMENTS ON THE BLIND SIDE OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT: BY MARTIN A.B. K. AMIDU
The free market place of ideas for expression of personal opinions appears to have carried some away to assume the President-elect’s prerogative of whom he may appoint into his Government by trying to stampede him with choices for several positions within his administration. What has been and is worrying for me is that some citizens are using this natural democratic process of citizen free expression of expectations and anticipation to telephone or speak face-to-face with individual citizens to suggest that they have, are recommending or intend to recommend them to the President-Elect for particular appointments. It is not in the interest of the President-Elect, his Government or the incoming Parliament. Such actions are inevitably a harbinger of cronyism and corruption in the body polity.
STOP OFFERING APPOINTMENTS ON THE BLIND SIDE OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT
GNA – THE 7TH DECEMBER 2016 VOTE WAS FOR JUST, FAIR, TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE STATE-OWNED MEDIA REPORTING: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The results of the just ended Presidential and General Elections showed that Ghanaians have voted against the propaganda use of the state-owned media by ignoring all those false and fake news stories published about opponents of the incumbent Government, contrary to the requirements of the Constitution for fair reporting by the state-owned media. The state-owned media cannot continue in the old style of being a ruling Government or party media as opposed to a public media paid for by the tax payer to give citizens impartial reporting of news. It is time that the state-owned media took seriously the independence and freedoms guaranteed them under the Constitution and moved away from self-imposed controls or censorship to please the Government of the day. Corruption takes many forms. Misreporting or skewing reports in consideration of any benefits whatsoever or promotion from the Government is corruption of the media. Let 7th December 2016 be the harbinger of the actualization of a just, fair, transparent and accountable state-owned media reporting under the 1992 Constitution.
2016 VOTE WAS FOR JUST, FAIR, TRANSPARENT AND ACCOUNTABLE STATE-OWNED MEDIA REPORTING
AMETEFE v AMIDU - AMETEFE'S MOTION FOR STAY
AMETEFE v AMIDU - AMIDU'S OPPOSING AFFIDAVIT TO STAY
AMETEFE v AMIDU - PRELIMINARY OBJECTION MOTION & AFFIDAVIT
CONGRATULATIONS TO PEOPLE OF GHANA AND PRESIDENT ELECT: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The decision that we, the majority of fellow citizens have made at this year’s elections portends hope, expectations and anticipation in each of us who put Ghana First at the ballot for good governance, the rule of law, probity, accountability and transparency in the coming four years of the administration of the President Elect, his Government and the Parliament Elect. I congratulate and thank you all, once more, fellow citizens for your Gargantuan efforts in heeding the advocacy of the various civil society and activist organizations in enhancing constitutionalism and democracy at this year’s elections in changing this Government. God bless you all, God bless the Republic of Ghana and may God let us always Put Ghana First.
THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PEOPLE OF GHANA FOR VOTING A NEW GOVERNMENT
CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT NANA ADDO DANQUAH AKUFFO-ADDO
TRAUMATIC RECOLLECTION OF BNI ARREST ON 6TH DECEMBER 2012: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The argument of today's case (6th December 2016) in the Supreme Court happens to coincide with the same 6th December four years ago in 2012, to add to my traumatic recollections of the significance of this date. Today's court adjournment was, therefore, a welcome relief to me. Four years ago on this same day, just prior to the 2012 election, my house was searched, my computer and various papers were seized and I was arrested by the BNI and detained at their headquarters on the orders of their Director. This level of intimidation came into my home one day before elections. The reason given: To prevent me from delivering a supposed lecture on corruption. So today as I recall the trauma of that event four years ago, I am grateful not to have to stand in court to talk of corruption. Instead I ask all my fellow citizens to vote wisely and peacefully. Put Ghana first.
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PLEA TO FELLOW CITIZENS TO USE REPRESENTATIVE ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY TO VOTE FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT OF INTEGRITY ON 7TH DECEMBER 2016: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
As the Citizen Vigilante, I have done everything I could to use the constitutional process to compel Alfred Agbesi Woyome to pay back the monies he owes to the people of Ghana. At every turn, Woyome has been aided and protected by the incumbent Government. Now, the technical processes of the law have prevented me from examining Woyome on oath, and we will not know who benefitted from his unconstitutional loot. However, President John Mahama, who entered the fray to protect Woyome, is not a newcomer to the corrupt practice of aiding the looting of the public purse. In the E.O. Group and Tullow Oil deal, Mahama aided the pocketing of US$13 million that was meant for the public purse. The suspected corruption in the Brazil Embraer Aircraft saga, which involved Mahama, was covered up after Mills’ death, despite late President Mills’ steps to have the matter investigated. Mahama made deals with a Burkina Faso contractor in exchange for a Ford Expedition filled with US dollars to fund his 2012 election campaign. Heed well, past behaviour predicts future behavior. Fellow citizens, please join together as you vote on 7th December to keep the public purse safe from President Mahama who has not hesitated to facilitate and conceal a range of unconstitutional actions that in the end always leave the people of Ghana poorer. Ghana first!
PLEA TO FELLOW CITIZENS TO USE REPRESENTATIVE ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY TO VOTE FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT OF INTEGRITY ON 7TH DECEMBER 2016
USE ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY TO VOTE FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT ON 7TH DECEMBER 2016 – BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Fellow citizens, the technical processes of the law have been used to ensure Woyome does not take the stand before 7th December 2016. It is true that the efforts of the President and Woyome have succeeded in preventing you from hearing what happened to the public purse looted by the John Mahama Government for their Lootee, Woyome. As the Citizen Vigilante, I have done everything I could to use the constitutional process to compel Woyome to pay back the monies he owes to the people of Ghana. Now I ask that you use Ghana’s democratic process to stand up for what’s right, and to protect the public purse from being plundered with impunity by the incumbent Government whose conduct has been found to be unconstitutional right alongside the likes of people like Alfred Agbesi Woyome. Use your vote on 7th December 2016 to make a change in your own interest. Vote for a new President. Vote to get your looted money back, with interest. Vote to uphold the Constitution that protects the Republic and the people of Ghana.
AMIDU v WOYOME OPPOSING AFFIDAVIT TO DISCHARGE OR REVERSE - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
In this affidavit I contend that the Government of Ghana’s interest is not in enforcing the order of the Supreme Court. Instead, the incumbent Government represented by the Attorney General is merely giving the appearance of enforcing the order of the Court while simultaneously entering into a confidentiality agreement with Alfred Agbesi Woyome as Executive Chairman, a director, and sole shareholder of Anator Holding. This discreet agreement aims to facilitate Woyome’s ability to refund the monies ordered by this Court. Such actions by the incumbent Government negate the letter and spirit of Article 2 of the 1992 Constitution and the enforcement jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Moreover, I maintain that under Article 2 of the 1992, when the Attorney General is being sued for unconstitutional conduct, and a declaration of unconstitutionality is made against the Attorney General, it will be a negation of the letter and spirit of the Constitution to say that the public interest Plaintiff who has prosecuted the action has no capacity to ensure proper and effective execution of the order, even when the Attorney General’s actions are not of substance for purposes of enforcing the decisions and order of the Supreme Court.
AMIDU v WOYOME OPPOSING AFFIDAVIT TO DISCHARGE OR REVERSE
THE LOOTER GOVERNMENT AND THE LOOTEE WOYOME KNOW AMIDU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LOOTED PUBLIC PURSE - BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Woyome has accused me in the media of having ordered or authorized the Ministry of Finance to pay him part of the GHC51.2million that the incumbent Government unconstitutionally looted for him. However, the fact that I had nothing to do with the authorizations written to the Ministry of Finance to pay any portion of the looted public purse to Woyome was already determined finally in the declarations made by the Supreme Court on 29th July 2014. Moreover, the Government’s own “Commission of Enquiry Into Payments From Public Funds Arising From Judgment Debts & Akin Matters (2012/C.I 79)” commended my honesty and integrity in the matter. The media and the public are being hoodwinked by Woyome’s outburst and the incumbent Government’s overwhelming silence to set the records straight. Citizens, you have a choice to make. How much longer will we hear stories of inadvertence, mischief and connivance by an incumbent Government that strips the Republic’s coffers bare so that ordinary Ghanaians must suffer financial hardship? PUT GHANA FIRST and let us get our looted money back by voting the incumbent looter Government out on 7th December 2016. Protect Ghana and the government purse by voting for a new President.
THE LOOTER GOVERNMENT AND THE LOOTEE WOYOME KNOW AMIDU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LOOTED PUBLIC PURSE
AMIDU'S AFFIDAVIT IN OPPOSITION TO WOYOME'S STAY OF PROCEEDINGS - MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
I believe that the application for stay of proceedings is only intended to subvert the order of the Supreme Court dated 16th November 2016 for the examination of the 3rd defendant/judgment debtor/applicant, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, who has since the ruling of the Supreme Court on 16th November 2016 stated in several interviews on radio, television and via electronic media that he considers himself being persecuted by the Supreme Court and that he would do everything to the last drop of his blood to prevent the Court from enforcing the order of 16th November 2016 for his examination
AMIDU'S OPPOSING AFFIDAVIT TO WOYOME'S STAY
AMIDU v WOYOME MARTIN'S AFFIDAVIT OPPOSING STAY OF PROCEEDINGS
PRESIDENT’S CONDUCT AFTER COURT ORDER IS MORE REASON GHANA NEEDS A NEW PRESIDENT ON 7TH DECEMBER 2016: MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
First we have the outbursts of Woyome as the losing party in court, which may be ignored as tension relieving therapy for a wounded ego, emotions, and mental exhaustion. Woyome and the media may continue with their contempt of the Court while the decision and order are pending. I will not be part of it. Second we have the accusations of a Deputy Attorney General who opts to try his case in the court of public opinion because he proved to be incompetent on the day. Since when did it become ethical practice to resort to print and electronic media as the medium of arguing an appeal or review of the decision of a Court of law where Ayine has lost? Third, we have the President of the Republic of Ghana – sworn by constitutional oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution – who is shown on television castigating the decision of the Supreme Court. Should we be concerned that as the chief looter in this case, the President is determined to prevent the examination ordered by the Court? Is the President (with the Executive Authority including all policing powers) not then intimidating me simply for exercising my constitutional right to access to justice before the Supreme Court? I say again countrymen and women with all my soul and with all my heart that: “Defend the 1992 Constitution by voting for a new President on 7th December 2016 to get our money back.”
PRESIDENT’S CONDUCT AFTER COURT ORDER IS MORE REASON GHANA NEEDS A NEW PRESIDENT ON 7TH DECEMBER 2016
GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTEND TO RECOVER THE WOYOME/AUSTRO-INVEST LOOT: IT IS ALL JUST ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGN Vidoe– BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Government is purposefully deceiving the electorate that efforts are being made to retrieve the unconstitutional loot by Woyome jointly with Austro-Invest, the client of Lithur-Brew and Co, a law firm in which the Attorney General was a partner. Woyome’s part-payment in a cheque drawn by Woyome in favour of the Economic and Organized Crime Office, which was not a party to the action or the judgment creditor, cannot be a cheque in part payment of the unconstitutional monies ordered by the Court to be refunded to the Republic. Unfortunately, the Government as the leading looter has put obstacles in our way in enforcing the orders of the Court. Do not be hoodwinked by electioneering ploys. Let us defend the 1992 Constitution by voting for a new President on 7th December 2016 to get our money back.
GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTEND TO RECOVER THE WOYOME/AUSTRO-INVEST LOOT: IT IS ALL JUST ELECTIONEERING CAMPAIGN – BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Government is purposefully deceiving the electorate that efforts are being made to retrieve the unconstitutional loot by Woyome jointly with Austro-Invest, the client of Lithur-Brew and Co, a law firm in which the Attorney General was a partner. Woyome’s part-payment in a cheque drawn by Woyome in favour of the Economic and Organized Crime Office, which was not a party to the action or the judgment creditor, cannot be a cheque in part payment of the unconstitutional monies ordered by the Court to be refunded to the Republic. Unfortunately, the Government as the leading looter has put obstacles in our way in enforcing the orders of the Court. Do not be hoodwinked by electioneering ploys. Let us defend the 1992 Constitution by voting for a new President on 7th December 2016 to get our money back.
THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT INTEND TO RECOVER WOYOME LOOT
WOYOME'S EOCO CHEQUE & AG'S RECEIPT -EHIBITS.pdf
OMANE BOAMAH! THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY DECLARED LITHUR-BREW’S AUSTRO-INVEST LIMITED AS JOINT LOOTERS WITH WOYOME NOT AMIDU: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The drunken tantrums cowardly thrown by Omane Boamah show the shallowness of his education, understanding, and lack of diligence and industry in researching matters on which he is to defend the Government in public. Simple common sense would have informed the almighty Minister of Communications who sought to take over Multi TV/Joy FM to insult me that in arguing my case before the Supreme Court on 10th November 2016, I referred the Court to its own unanimous decision given in my favour on 29th July 2014. I am constrained from making any further comment on the case apart from calling the public’s attention to the final decision of the Supreme Court, a public record, in respect of Austro-Invest Management Services Limited which is admitted to have been the client of Lithur-Brew and Co, the firm of the current Attorney General.
THE COURT DECLARED LITHUR-BREW AUSTRO-INVEST AS JOINT LOOTERS WITH WOYOME
WOYOME DECLARATIONS AND ORDER
FELLOW CITIZENS BE ALERT TO THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER’S OTHER TRICKS: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The eyes of every citizen have been opened to the arbitrary conduct and impunity exhibited by the Electoral Commissioner, and the political parties are now fully aware as to how the power of the Commissioner can be wantonly abused. Let us watch the rigging agenda of the Commissioner and her mentors during the remaining election period. She has already engineered elections in such a way that a good six weeks have been lost for the campaign period of the NDP, PPP, and the PNC. Her actions affect the equal right and facilities for political campaigning mandatorily enjoined by the Constitution. Fellow citizens be alert to the Commissioner’s other tricks. The Commissioner cannot be trusted to fairly implement her mandate under the 1992 Constitution without vigilance on our part. We must defend the Constitution!
FELLOW CITIZENS BE ALERT TO ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER OTHER TRICKS
CONTRATULATIONS TO AMERICAN PRESIDENT ELECT - DONALD TRUMP – BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Congratulations president elect, Donald trump, may your stand against corruption, cronyism, patronage, and disguised political extortion by the political establishment and their greedy allies make not only America but the whole world great again.
CONTRATULATIONS TO THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT ELECT DONALD TRUMP
THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER IS STILL DETERMINED TO RIG THE ELECTIONS – BY MARTIN A, B. K. AMIDU
The Electoral Commissioner is using technical grounds to render nugatory the decision and orders of the Supreme Court, where the Court ordered that “in appropriate cases to afford candidates the opportunity to comply with regulation ((2) of the Public Election Regulations, 2016 (C.I. 94)”. She is taking advantage of the Supreme Court’s ruling to wager on the fact that she is entitled by the Court’s ruling within the new nomination period to put forth alleged new and profound errors that will make it impossible for even Nduom and those others who have judgments in their favour, to alter or amend the specific errors for which they obtained their respective judgments in the High Court. Let us wait for how the Supreme Court will rise to the occasion of this new twist to its ruling should any applications be made to it today.
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER STILL DETERMINED TO RIG ELECTIONS BY DISQUALIFYING ALL 13 ASPIRING CANDIDATES
AMIDU APPLIES TO THE SUPREME COURT TO EXAMINE ALFRED AGBESI WOYOME THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR – BY MARTIN A, B. K. AMIDU
I would like to assure all public spirited Ghanaians that should I be given the opportunity to examine the Judgment Debtor, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in Court the good people of Ghana will hear and see the beneficiaries of the unconstitutional judgment debt in the NDC and this Government. Gargantuan crimes were indeed committed as I stated in 2012. Corruption is trying to prevent the public from hearing the whole story from the horse’s own mouth. I challenge the honesty and integrity of the President and the Government to allow the examination of its financier, the Judgment Debtor, Alfred Agbesi Woyome to proceed without hindrance if they have nothing to hide.
AMIDU APPLIES TO THE SUPREME COURT TO EXAMINE ALFRED AGBESI WOYOME THE JUDGMENT DEBTOR
AMIDU v AG, WATERVILLE & WOYOME - APPLICATION TO EXAMINE WOYOME -JUDGMENT DEBTOR
THE INEXPERIENCE, INCOMPETENCE AND ARROGANCE OF THE ELECTORALCOMMISSIONER IS BECOMING DANGEROUS – BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The Electoral Commissioner has effectively rigged the election. She does not appear to understand that the letter and spirit of the 1992 Constitution enjoins her to ensure that every political party and its aspiring presidential candidate or an individual aspirant has equal time and opportunity to canvass for the votes of the electorate. There can be no free, transparent and fair elections when disqualified aspiring candidates have their names added to the ballot more than three weeks belatedly, because the Commissioner’s preferred and approved candidates would have had an unequal advantage over them in the contest for the Presidency. Nobody can convince such candidates, their political parties, and supporters and the objective observer that they had a level playing field for the 7th December 2016 elections within the letter and spirit of the Constitution.
THE INEXPERIENCE AND INCOMPETENCE OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER IS BECOMING DANGEROUS
ELECTORAL COMMISSION HAS A VOLUNTARY CHOICE TO GO TO THE SUPREME COURT – BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
By making the voluntary choice to apply for the discretionary remedy of certiorari in the Supreme Court the Commissioner as the Returning Officer for the Presidential Elections and Chairperson of the Commission takes full responsibility, in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution, for the natural and probable consequences of her actions.
VOLUNTARY CHOICE TO GO TO THE SUPREME COURT
RELEASE ON EC APPLICATION TO QUASH THE HIGH COURT DECISION
THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER'S ABUSE OF POWER IN DISQUALIFYING 13 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES – BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The EC Commissioner's arbitrary and unlawful disqualification of 13 aspiring presidential candidates and her arrogant attitude towards those distinguished citizens and their political parties or supporters does not conduce to her image as an impartial arbiter of elections. In Ghana's present circumstances the plurality of political parties fielding candidates at the presidential elections is the only guarantee to effectively policing the process by the presence, and alertness of their supporters, polling assistants and others at the polling stations on the day of elections. Whosoever wins the 2016 Presidential Elections must do so transparently and fairly. We must put Ghana First by equalizing the disadvantages of the political parties in opposition to ensure that they have a fair and even chance against any abuse of incumbency by this Government which is definitely very desperate to remain in power after eight years. Let us watch every step of this Electoral Commissioner in this election year.
THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER’S ABUSE OF POWER
R V CHARLOTTE OSEI & EC_ EX PARTE PAPA KWESI NDUOM
MONTIE FM CRIMINAL CONTEMPT – AMIDU’S REJOINDER : BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Herewith my rejoinder on the expressions of disagreement by two lawyers, Messrs. George Loh and Ayikoi Otoo with portions of my case commentary on the Owners of the Station – Montie FM criminal contempt case.
MONTIE FM CRIMINAL CONTEMPT – AMIDU’S REJOINDER
MONTIE FM CRIMINAL CONTEMPT – MARTIN AMIDU'S TAKE : BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
It is beyond argument that the Supreme Court is clothed with the power to commit for contempt of itself under the 1992 Constitution. But the same Constitution enjoins the Supreme Court to exercise all its powers in accordance with the due process of law and to respect the fundamental human rights and freedoms guaranteed under it. In view of this, the decision in the Owners of the Station Montie FM criminal contempt of court case raises several issues of constitutional, professional, and public importance. Upon further reading, my conclusion is that the lawyers for the accused persons did not help the Court and the accused persons when they failed or refused to raise all the constitutional and legal defences against the charges and arraignment processes.
MONTIE FM CRIMINAL CONTEMPT
MONTIE JUDGMENT - SENTENCING
MONTIE RULING
INTERCEPTION OF POSTAL PACKETS AND TELECOMMUNICATION MESSAGES BILL, 2015 : BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
I examine and analyze the memorandum to or accompanying the Bill to see whether or not it complies with Article 106 (2) of the Constitution to warrant its introduction in Parliament and conclude that it does not. I proceed to examine and analyze selected provisions of the Bill and adduce reasons why they may be unconstitutional, inconsistent with existing law, or need to be harmonized with the existing law to achieve the objects of Article 106(2) of the Constitution in addressing defects in the existing law and providing remedies to those defects in the Bill. I conclude with the conviction that the civil liberties of Ghanaians may require that the Bill be withdrawn to enable it meet the constitutional precondition for it to be properly introduced in Parliament.
INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS BILL
INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS BILL
INTERCEPTION OF POSTAL PACKETS AND TELECOMMUNICATION MESSAGES BILL, 2015
STOP PARTISAN ATTACKS ON THE STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS : BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
We should stop subjectively attacking personalities unless we have credible supporting evidence. I am disappointed that a non-partisan civil society organization such as Let My Vote Count Alliance has stooped so low in making unsubstantiated charges of political bias against named constitutionally protected public officers, simply because they had been nominated to represent their respective public institutions on the now well-known Electoral Commission’s Steering Committee for Election 2016. What is more relevant is that good and strong institutions with institutional cultures dictate what persons appointed to those offices do, and not where those persons are coming from.
STOP PARTISAN ATTACKS ON THE STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Amidu's Statement of 3rd Defendant's Case and Objection to Abdulai Muhammed's Action : BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
Commonsense should have warned the Plaintiff/Respondent that an ordinary bench of this court hearing his Writ of Summons and Statement of Case will have no jurisdiction to declare the ruling of the review bench in Amidu (No 3) v Attorney General, Waterville (BVI) Ltd & Woyome (No 2) (2013-2014) 1 SCGLR 606 null and void or in any other manner attempt to review same under the smokescreen of exercising any original jurisdiction in this action.
AMIDU'S STATEMENT OF THE 3RD DEFENDANT'S CASE
AMIDU'S LEGAL OBJECTION TO MUHAMMED'S WRIT & CASE
Abdulai Muhammed v Attorney General, Alfred Agbesi Woyome and Martin Amidu: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
The nature of the reliefs sought by the Plaintiff, Abdulai Yusif Fansah Muhammed, from the Supreme Court in this action are clearly stated on three of them to be for the benefit of Alfred Agbesi Woyome and the exoneration of the Attorney-General who unconstitutionally paid the judgment debt to Woyome. Why has the Plaintiff decided to join them as the 1st and 2nd Defendants in this action to create the impression that his interest diverges from theirs? Are they really Defendants or is the Plaintiff their surrogate? That is the answer to look from their responses to the Plaintiff’s case.
ABDULAI MUHAMMED'S WRIT
ABDULAI MUHAMMED STATEMENT OF CASE OF THE PLAINTIFF
COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY AND NON-POLITICAL WHITE PAPERS: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
I am deliberately exposing the politicization of the White Paper on the Commissioner’s report to enable people capable of rational and dispassionate reasoning see the inherent dangers any Government faces when it usurps the powers of the Attorney-General or when an Attorney-General allows his office to be usurped or abused by the Presidency. It also underscores what happens when a Government acts deliberately and covertly to cover political corruption by besmearing other coordinate organs of Government and political opponents in a manner inconsistent with or in contravention of the constitution.
COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY AND NON-POLITICAL WHITE PAPERS
AG'S TO MOE REFUSING INDEMNITY AND ON WITHHOLDING CONSENT
DAG'S MEMO TO AG
I HAVE NOTHING PERSONAL AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OR THE PRESIDENT: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
In my whole life I have never courted praise or approbation in playing out my character. I would rather stand for what I believe to be the truth even if it means I stand alone. No insults or name calling will change that after more than 64 years of my existence. I should be able to tell my maker when I get out or up there or wherever it may be, that I served Him or Her to the best of my ability; I served the Holy Catholic Church to the best of my human ability; I served my nation truly and served my people.
I HAVE NOTHING PERSONAL AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OR THE PRESIDENT
THE NDC GOVERNMENT'S POLITICAL MANIFESTO WHITE PAPER FOR ELECTION 2016: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
When one reads the leaked report of the Sole Judgment Debt Commissioner one is left in no doubt of the excellent work the Commissioner had been able to undertake within the short period at his disposal for such an enormous assignment. Of course as a distinguished lawyer who had risen from the High Court to the Court of Appeal, the erudition displayed in his work attests to his competence as a judge that ought to make members of the legal profession and fellow citizens proud. Unfortunately, the Government is playing politics and propaganda with such excellent work by .....
THE NDC GOVERNMENT'S POLITICAL MANIFESTO WHITE PAPER FOR ELECTION 2016
GOVERNMENT COVERT AGENT, ANAS, LIES GARGANTUANLY TO THE WHOLE WORLD AGAIN: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
In the Government covert agent’s own words: “‘I have my intelligence where he is currently at…and I believe we will get there. I think that he outsmarted us and left but it’s not the end of the road yet,’ he said on Joy FM’s Super Morning show, Tuesday.”
GOVERNMENT COVERT AGENT, ANAS, LIES GARGANTUANLY TO THE WHOLE WORLD AGAIN
ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS AND DUMMY TIGER EYE PI OR DUMMY TIGER EYE PI LIMITED SHOULD TELL THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT ITS LEGAL STATUS UNDER THE LAW
Accountable and transparent answers with utmost integrity to my above claims will establish once and for all that Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI on his website are a credible business under the laws of Ghana and not an international criminal and fraudulent scam.
ANAS AREMEYAW ANAS AND TIGER EYE SHOULD BE CANDID WITH GHANAIANS ABOUT REGISTRATION AND LICENCE
DEFENDING CITIZENS RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS FROM UNCONSTITUTIONAL CONDUCT BY GOVERNMENT AND ITS UNLAWFUL COVERT AGENT - TIGER EYE PI
Government has for some time been acting unconstitutionally with an unregistered and fraudulent Tiger Eye PI in promoting an Orwellian Big Brother State and McCarthyism in this country which must be fought before Ghana becomes fully an autocratic one party state.
DEFENDING THE CITIZENS RIGHT AND FREEDOM FROM UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE UNDER THE CONSTITUTION
MARTIN AMIDU’S ANSWERS TO THE CEO OF THE DUMMY TIGER EYE: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
My intention is to stand up for principles underpinning the Constitution which every citizen is enjoined to defend and not to attack any individual personally that is why I have avoided mentioning people by name in my latest articles where I can avoid it. I insist that it is unconstitutional for this Government to use any covert agent for operations against citizens to hide its Gargantuan political corruption like Nerquaye-Tetteh’s golden handshake of GH₵400,000 ....
ANSWERS TO THE CEO OF THE DUMMY TIGER EYE: BY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU
THE GHANAIAN SENSE OF JUSTICE - CORRUPT JUDGES REMOVED AND CORRUPT POLITICIANS PROTECTED
Exposing a farcical state of affairs where corrupt judges are removed, corrupt attorneys are rewarded and corrupt politicians are protected. Government ingenuity insures that part of the truth is suppressed and allows public anger to be turned away from political corruption to the judicial scandal. But the truth will always stand, no matter how long it takes to come to the light.
GHANAIAN SENSE OF JUSTICE
CORRUPTION MANIFESTS IN LACK OF INTEGRITY AND HONOUR WITH APOLOGY LETTER LEAKED FROM OFFICE OF PRESIDENT
When the Presidency is reduced to a leaking pot of correspondence, such actions magnify perceptions of corruption from the Presidency and the Government, as the lack of integrity and honour in governance is an integral part of the manifestation of endemic corruption.
CORRUPTION MANIFESTS IN LACK OF INTEGRITY AND HONOUR WITH LEAKED LETTER
   
AMIDU V AG BREACH OF CONTRACT-DIRECTIONS
AMIDU V AG BREACH OF CONTRACT STATEMENT OF CLAIM
WATERVILLE JUDGMENT DEBT - AMOUNT TO BE REFUNDED IS EURO 47,36 MILLION
A number of Ghanaians have called me to ask how much Waterville is to refund to the Republic of Ghana as a consequence of the decision and orders of the Supreme Court dated 14th June 2013. This is apparently because of late the media has carried the story that Waterville has taken the Government to international arbitration to challenge an order for the refund of €25 million made by the Supreme Court. No explanation appears to be coming from Government sources to indicate the total amount of refund to be made by Waterville is €47,365,624.40. I have therefore deemed it necessary to address this issue relating to the Waterville decision and order as the citizen public interest Plaintiff in this matter.
WATERVILLE'S JUDGMENT DEBT TO BE REFUNDED IS EURO 47 MILLION
   
AMIDU v AG APPLICATION TO ENFORCE-AMIDU AFFIDAVIT
AMIDU v WOYOME ENFORCEMENT (1)
AMIDU v WOYOME ENFORCEMENT EXHIBITS 1-3
CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO PEOPLE OF NIGERIA AND PRESIDENT-ELECT GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI
Positive development in good governance and accountability in Nigeria has always served as a beacon of hope for the rest of the citizens of the West African subcontinent in particular and Africa in general. The track record of President-elect Gen. Buhari, and his unassailable commitment to democratic processes since Constitutional governance in Nigeria in 1999 gives hope that under his leadership Nigeria will once more instill the values of good, and accountable governance not only in Nigeria but will also be an advocate for those values and norms in the West African sub-region and the continent at large.
DEPUTY AG TAKES WOYOME JUDGE TO THE CLEANERS - MARTIN AMIDU'S REJOINDER
This rejoinder condemns in no uncertain terms the unconstitutional and unethical conduct of the Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayineh, in scurrilously abusing the Court and the Judge that tried the Woyome case and also for the contempt of scandalizing the judiciary as a whole in the media, and in spite of the pendency of an appeal in the Court of Appeal filed by the office of the Attorney General.
   
WOYOME SCANDAL - EXPOSING PATHOLOGICAL STRANGERS TO THE TRUTH
Response to Tony Lithur's dare for me to seek redress. I question how Lithur, Brew & Co can in spite of the overwhelming evidence created and filed in the High Court by itself say with a straight face that I am dragging a fellow practitioner’s reputation so publicly into disrepute based on conjectures, and rather impugning my reputation for unethical and irresponsible conduct. I am too experienced to take the bait of the line of least resistance favourable to Lithur, Brew & Co being suggested to the innocent public when there are more effective and punitive remedies available to me at an appropriate time and place of my choosing.
MARTIN AMIDU NEVER DECLINED TO COMMENT ON GBEVLO-LARTEY’S ALLEGATION
Response to GBEVLO-LARTEY ATTACKS AMIDU article. I am yet to read a retraction from the Daily Guide but it is important the public knows that I was never informed by the Daily Guide that it had any story from Gbevlo-Lartey that it intended to publish the next day. Samuel Buabeng has already on his own and in my defence given a fitting reply to Gbevlo-Lartey on his Facebook wall which I endorse entirely even though I would have advised him to wait awhile. Consequently, I will be letting him and the public down by still refusing to react for fear of any fight. The intention to overwhelm me with personal and sometimes selfishly-motivated attacks by agents of Government and the NDC will not succeed.
AG REPLIES AMIDU_MARTIN AMIDU AFFIDAVIT FOR THE PUBLIC
Response to denial by the Attorney General, Mrs Brew Appiah-Oppong, that she did not selectively file an entry of judgment omitting the declarations in respect of the then Attorney General and the fact that the declaration against Woyome was stated to be with Austro-Invest. Soft copy of relevant Woyome Application filed by Martin Amidu on 26 October 2014
TONY LITHUR AND MARRIETA BREW APPIAH-OPPONG (NOW ATTORNEY GENERAL) WERE LAWYERS FOR AUSTRO-INVEST, THE JOINT BEEFICIARY WITH WOYOME
It is a fact that Lithur, Brew and Co were lawyers for Austro-Invest Management Ltd, a foreign company which was a joint beneficiary with Woyome in the over GH₵51million unconstitutionally paid by the NDC Government through its financier, Woyome. The Attorney General, Mrs. Marrieta Brew Appiah-Oppong, was a partner in Lithur, Brew and Co at the time the NDC Government unconstitutionally paid the over GH₵51million to the joint beneficiary interest of Austro-Invest and Woyome. My contention is therefore that she does not have the impartiality to handle on behalf of the Republic of Ghana any case involving Alfred Agbesi Woyome.
 
MAHAMA GOVERNMENT CANNOT LEAD FIGHT AGAINST NARCOTIC DRUGS IN ECOWAS
No leadership can fight against drug trafficking when it closes its eye to abuse of the law enforcement regime of trafficking in psychotropic and narcotic substances, particularly cocaine and heroin which transits or is imported into his country.
GHANA@50 RULING INFORMED BLACK STARS' COMMISSION OF INQUIRY
The current NDC Government's new policy to use Commissions of Enquiry merely as Truth Commissions which only make adverse findings against individuals without a right to criminal prosecutions is not acceptable. It allows the covering up of crimes and particularly bribery and corruption of partisan political elite and Government appointees, and it is inconsistent with and contravenes not only the Constitution of Ghana but also the letter and spirit of the NDC Constitution and all its manifestos.
THE NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTION PLAN IS NOT THE SOLUTION
Expensive plans and laws purporting to stop graft and greed in Ghana will not work without a change in the current habit of impunity on the part of the political elite. We do not need action plans and new laws to defend the anti-corruption commitments of the June 4th and 31st December revolutions under an NDC Government unless we are just finding excuses for our inaction. Human integrity has always prevailed over bribery and corruption. But we appear to lack that leadership of human integrity in this seriously deteriorating economic epoch facing our country that has resulted in mass unemployment, hardship, and poverty, particularly amongst the young and youthful citizen.
REJOINDER - TWO PAYMENTS MADE TO WOYOME UNDER AMIDU
The purpose of this rejoinder is to state that the impression the Daily Graphic's online article of 15 January 2014 has conveyed to the public about my role in any payments to Mr. Woyome is not borne out by the records before the Supreme Court or any official records. If anybody has any evidence that I authorized, endorsed, or facilitated the payments to Woyome then who can better give primary evidence on such a material fact than me. I accordingly welcome an invitation from the Attorney-General and/or Mr. Osafo Buabeng, lawyer for Woyome, if my role is important to either case.
CONSTITUTIONALITY OF COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING ELECTION PETITION ALLEGATIONS
I write to question the Constitutionality of the Committee set up by the Chief Justice and the Judicial Council to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct contained in a secret, illegal and unethical tape recording of a former deputy minister of communications in the present Government. To allow either the Chief Justice or the Judicial Council to interfere in the independence of the individual justice of the superior courts in the exercise of his or their judicial functions will seriously undermine the liberty guaranteed to each of us as citizens under the Constitution. When petitions based on unsubstantiated and ambiguous allegations without prima facie evidence result in fishing expeditions which give prominent members of the major political parties the cover to call into question the integrity of individual Supreme Court members, it does not help the stability and unity of Ghana or put Ghana First. It is important for Ghana as a nation (and particularly the NDC and NPP) to watch the residues of conflicts we are gathering behind us from the past elections to reinforce future electoral conflicts before we push this nation into violent crisis.
DON’T EXPROPRIATE WATERVILLE AND ISOFOTON SUPREME COURT ORDERS AS GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENDA
The lumping of the execution of the judgments and orders of the Supreme Court in the Waterville and Isofoton declarations with suspected misappropriations and misapplications of public funds under this very Government in the contracts with SADA, GYEEDA, and the Ghana Revenue Authority smacks of opportunism, propaganda and downright disingenuity. The President is bound by the Constitution to duly obey and carry out the terms of the Supreme Court’s orders and directions in the two cases. Failure to do so could have grave consequences.
FIGHTING GRAFT AND CORRUPTION UNDER THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS OF GHANA
This is the time for all patriotic citizens who believe in accountability, probity and transparency to speak out for the fair and impartial prosecutions of all crimes, particularly those involving graft and corruptions by associates of governing political parties in Ghana by insisting on putting Ghana First. All patriotic citizens have the right and duty under Article 3 of the Constitution at this time, more than any other, to defend the Constitution. The diversionary propaganda of persecuting non-Government associates while invidiously protecting hard core associates suspected of crime must be stopped.
REVIEW APPLICATIONS IN THE WOYOME AND ISOFOTON CASES IN THE SUPREME COURT
Review applications pertaining to Woyome and Isofoton judgment cases.
Writ to Invoke the Original Jurisdiction in Woyome and Waterville
Writ that was submitted to invoke original jurisdiction.
Waterville Woyome Judgment
Document relating to Waterville Woyome judgment.
Isofoton Judgment
Document relating to Isofoton judgment.
Veritas Lux Mundi Old Students of BAWSCO Address
Truth is justice; truth is freedom; truth is probity, accountability and transparency; truth is honesty, sincerity and integrity; and truth makes you to protect your neighbour as yourself. Being truthful to the group, society, community or a nation accelerates collective development and growth. The stability of any type of society, community, or nation can thus thrive in the long run only on truth, justice and freedom. Truth is the light of the world – VERITAS LUX MUNDI.
Attorney General's Missing Waterville Documents - Stop the Lies
I have read the online reportage in citifmonline, of 23rd June 2013, a vilifying statement made about me by one Victor Kojoga Adawudu of the NDC Legal Team, where I am expressly and by implication accused of having taken away some documents from the Attorney General’s Department resulting in the latter’s inability to pursue claims against Waterville and Woyome. I write to refute the allegations as baseless, false, malicious and libelous publications intended by the office of the Attorney General to vilify me for fulfilling my constitutional obligation of defending the 1992 Constitution pursuant to Articles 2 and 3 thereof.
Why Martin Amidu was Dismissed - A Denial and Challenge to the Government
I am challenging the Government and the Ministry of Information to publish for the purposes of transparency and accountability my letter of 6th January 2012 so that the good people of Ghana may judge whether I did not name those I suspected of the judgment debt Gargantuan crimes. In this letter, I reported to the President in detail with the names of all those I suspected of being responsible for the judgment debt Gargantuan crimes against the people of Ghana. Now I reserve the right as a citizen of Ghana to protect and defend my honour and integrity should this civilized challenge for the truth be ignored. This is not the price I should be made to pay by the Government of Ghana for defending the Constitution of Ghana in the Waterville and Isofoton unconstitutional payments declared by the Supreme Court.
Dr Dominic Ayine Press Statement Perspective
Being untruthful to the public is not a hall mark of an ethical lawyer let alone a Deputy Minister of Justice who is expected to deal fairly and truthfully with “We the People” in whose name justice must be dispensed. Dr. Ayine may think that he can insult former senior Ministers who have paid their dues to the Republic as being petty in the name of a generational change of leadership. He is beginning a career in the Attorney General’s Department where the ethics of the legal profession does not allow juniors to insult senior lawyers, such as former Attorneys General, only to eat back their words as he has done.
Presentation on Career Opportunities in Politics for Graduating Lawyers
Whether or not the future verdict on our constitutional democracy and politics will be positive or negative on the role of the lawyers in politics for a fair and equitable national development will depend on the commitment of those lawyers who make politics their vocation, to live a life of honour and sincerity.
Career in Politics for Graduating Lawyers
I accepted to make a modest contribution in speaking to the graduating students of the Ghana School of law, my alma mater, on the topic “career opportunities in the legal profession – a career in politics” because I place a very high premium on the honour and integrity of the lawyer and his role in building a vibrant and healthy constitutional democracy.
Why I Almost Discontinued Court Action
I felt so low and abused in respect of three separate incidents on 7 March 2013 which but for my fundamental and principled determination to use the opportunity offered by the Constitution to defend the public interest, I would have discontinued my action from the Court. It is important to share my perspective with the public whatever eventually the outcome of the case may be.
Professional Ethics of Lawyers Prohibit Covering Up of Unconstitutional and Criminal Acts or Conduct in Ghana
The Ghana Constitution, 1992, supports the argument that the legal profession has a responsibility to expose unconstitutional and criminal acts or conduct. This raises the question: What are the ethical responsibilities of a lawyer in practice who shoulders the onerous and burdensome duty of being the “gatekeeper” and the “moral conscience” of society under the 1992 Constitution? It is my general contention that several bloody and destructive conflicts in Africa have resulted from a failure of the law and of lawyers as the “gatekeepers” and the “moral conscience” of their countries.
The Constitutional Oaths and State Secrets Act Prohibit Covering Up Unconstitutional and Criminal Acts or Conduct by Public Officers in Ghana
Can a person who has sworn the Constitutional oaths of office and who is also bound by the State Secrets Act, 1962 (Act 101) disclose communication that he or she has come to know about in the course of his or her duties which infringe the Constitution, amount to violations of the Criminal Offences Act or have been designed to commit crime or undermine the Constitution of Ghana? This is a vexed question often repeated in recent months, which I addressed in my recent speech to the Ghana Bar Association.
Reporting a Sitting President or Government to any Public Institution to be Investigated for Corruption
The transitional President, John Dramani Mahama, has issued a challenge at Ho to anybody who has evidence that he is corrupt to report him to any of the institutions set up for the purpose to investigate him. The question is, which Ghanaian would report a sitting President for such an investigation in the hope of getting impartial results? My respectful view is that President Mahama should set up a bi-partisan committee of Parliament to take evidence from Ghanaians on the matter of corruption in his Government.
PRESENTATION: Resolving Conflicts Between Professional Legal Ethics and Corporate Strategy - Examining Role of In House Counsel
It is necessary and imperative to ensure that Corporate Ghana’s rapid economic growth within the last three decades and particularly under the 1992 Constitution is strengthened, and its corporate governance and culture structures informed by failures in North American, Western European, and Asian scandal implosions, by examining the role of in-house counsel in corporate governance and ethics.
DIVERSITY IN UNITY FOR SUSTAINABLE NATION BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF ETHNIC, RACIAL, RELIGIOUS AND OTHER IDENTITY ARITHMETIC IN POLITICS
The modern disciplines of conflict, peace, and security studies and research have underscored the importance of a balanced ethnic, racial, religious, gender and other minority interest group democratic participation in the building of stable and sustainable nations and good governance. This is because in the natural and inevitable struggle for power, status, roles and values within any political system containing these diverse groups, political elites who perceive they are marginalized may and do often resort to these group interest for social and political mobilization for political and economic power.
GALLOPERS, SETTLEMENTS AND THE HALLOWED TRADITIONS OF THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL
A perspective on the controversy of whether or not there was a binding and subsisting contract between African Automobile Limited and the Government of Ghana at the time of the performance of the contract, as well as the role of the respective judicial authorities involved.
WRIT AND STATEMENT OF CASE AT SUPREME COURT
Exercising right as a citizen of Ghana pursuant to Articles 2 and 130 of the 1992 Constitution to file a Writ No. J1/15.2012 and a Statement of Case as Plaintiff at the Supreme Court asking for a number of declarations of nullity and consequential reliefs against: (1) the Attorney-General (2) Waterville Holdings (BVI) Limited (3) Austro-Invest Management Limited and (4) Alfred Agbesi Woyome for various actions and conduct on their part in the making and payment of claims against the Government.
NOLLE PROSEQUI IN WOYOME CASE
On Monday, 4th June 2012 the High Court trying the Woyome case was given the assurance that the trial will commence on 5th June 2012. On 5th June 2012 the charges against the accused persons were discontinued by the entry of a nolle prosequi and all the accused discharged. Alfred Agbesi Woyome was alone rearrested and charged with two offences and the case adjourned. This article examines actions taken.
BALKAN ENERGY CASE
An appeal to stop urging the attorney-general to settle the case of Balkan Energy (Ghana) Limited in spite of the supreme court’s declaration that the contract is an international business transaction to be laid before and approved by parliament to be constitutional and operative.
WHY MARTIN A. B. K. AMIDU IS NOT USING GOVERNMENT OR PARTY CHANNELS FOR HIS ADVOCACY FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
Written in response to criticism about appropriate channels for the discourse about Government accountability and transparency. Exposing the dialogue of the deaf, with the Government and the NDC ignoring foundation members’ calls for reforms in the Government to enable it to win the elections.
UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF MILLS’ OVERRULING SUPREME COURT
A perspective on President Mills’ executive judgment overruling the judgment of the Supreme Court being an unconstitutional decision, and one that goes against the founding principles of the NDC.
GOVERNMENT DELIBERATELY DELAYING THE PROSECUTION OF WOYOME?
With all the delays, the impression is being created that Government is deliberately buying time by pushing the Woyome trial to after the legal vacation in October 2012 and thus avoiding the conclusion of the trial before the elections in December 2012.