By Abdul Razak Bawa
Michael Bassey Johnson, a Nigeria Poet and Writer, once said this: "Don't destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won't have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases." I believe this line of thought with all my heart.
Martin Alamisi Amidu, became a household name and relevant in Ghanaian politics, when he decided to go against the very party that helped him cut his first teeth in politics.
Since his failed attempt to become the vice-president of the country, Martin Amidu, has never forgiven the National Democratic Congress (NDC) when he was replaced in 2004 with Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, he has thus dedicated his time, energy and resources to fighting the party and members of the party.
After more than four years of open hatred by Martin Amidu towards the NDC and its members, the party should have realized by now that, the man is a nuisance of zero value and must be ignored.
Martin Amidu, as has been his want issued a statement sending stern warning to the former president and flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama.
Like a diseased body with a running stomach, he went haywire, vomiting all sorts of unprintable invectives, with the sole aim of discrediting and dehumanizing the person of Mr Mahama, who only gave a stamp of approval for the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Martin Amidu in the long statement described the comments by the former President as patronising and a needless attempt to drag his office into partisan politics.
According to him, "It is…needless for anybody to assume airs about what she or he will do with the Office or Martin Amidu when she or he wins the elections. The Office is an independent statutory anti-corruption agency and must be respected as such notwithstanding who for the time being holds the Office of the Special Prosecutor."Crime is crime. There is no need trying to politicise the work of the Office and linking its fate with election results," he stressed.
The question, I asked is where and how, did the former president politicize the work of the OSP?
The crime of the flagbearer of the NDC, was a concern he shared about how the hands of the special Prosecutor been tied by the Akufo-Addo government. This fact is corroborated by the Special Prosecutor himself, when he granted an interview to David Ampofo on Saturday October 5, 2019, on Time With David show.
According to a report monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Ghana's Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has complained about his inability to access GH¢180 million that has been budgeted for use by his office in the 2019 Budget Statement, arguing that it has hampered his fight against corruption.
"You say you have given GH¢180 million. I cannot access the GH¢180 million because as we speak today, my office has not been classified for procurement purposes. So I cannot procure cars myself, I cannot procure equipment myself. I can procure nothing," he lamented on the Time With David show to veteran journalist David Ampofo.
Martin Amidu is of the view that anti-corruption bodies such as his, the OSP, have been denied much needed resources to enable them fight against corruption meaningfully.
Mr Mahama on another occasion said, when he wins the December polls, he was not going to sack Martin Amidu, because the Supreme Court, has already ruled on his eligibility to be Special Prosecutor, what he rather proposed to do, was to strengthen the office with resources, including personnel to be able to do his job.
What is wrong with this coming from a man, who is lacing his boots to captured power from the clueless Akufo-Addo?
Any reasonable human being with god intention for the country, would have taken the words of former president Mahama, as reassuring, but not Martin, whose hatred for John Mahama and the NDC is eating him away. Martin Amidu is devoid of the elementary requirements of good manners and I wish to ask members of the NDC to stop giving him oxygen to breath in the face of his monumental failure.
Since he was dismissed from government by Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, he has never hidden his disdain for the party. He has dedicated his life to fighting and denigrating the party, especially the man, who took away his one chance to be president.
Martin Amidu, thinks he was the one destined for the presidency, he feels he is more qualified than Mr Mahama,
The frequency with which he attacks the character and record of former president Mahama, leaves me wondering if Ghana, will cease to be without his "superior knowledge and wisdom."
Mr Amidu, suffers from a superiority complex which requires psychiatric treatment. He thinks he is the most important person in Ghana, but in reality, he is nothing.
He is simply a man who completely lacks shame, a compulsive liar devoid of self-respect.
Martin Amidu, is profoundly evil and black-hearted. His record as SP, will not be measured based on how many articles or statements he issue, condemning the NDC and former president Mahama, but rather the number of convictions, he is able to secure.
More than two years after his appointment, he is yet to make one good showing in court, he is so much interested in attacking Mr Mahama and the NDC, he is lost focus and the reason why he is paid by the tax payer.
Martin Amidu, has been given the opportunity over the years to serve this country, it begs the question, who cursed Ghana?
John Mahama is, and will always be a better leader than Amidu by a long stretch. No hatred is strong enough to destroy a man's impregnable record, Mr Mahama, will always stand tall.