NOBODY FORCED MARTIN AMIDU TO GIVE AGYAPA DOCUMENTS TO AKUFO …
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumahhas rubbished claims by the Special Prosecutor that the Akufo-Addo leg government interfered with his work on the corruption risk assessment on the Agyapa Royalties deal.
According to the Minister, the Special Prosecutor without any form of persuasion or coercion, willingly submitted documents on his finding President, Akufo-Addo.
He reiterated the NPP and government’s position that Amidu’s office was free from political interference.
“Nobody requested him to do it. Nobody stopped him when he voluntarily presented a copy of his initial comments on the [Agyapa corruption risk assessment] report to the Presidency and asked for comments [from the President],” he said.
“Nobody had asked him to bring them, he had brought them on his own,” Mr Nkrumah added.
He further claimed that Martin Amidu willingly agreed to President Akufo-Addo’s request to listen to the parties involved in the Agyapa Royalties deal before coming out with his report.
He insisted that these actions of the President cannot be interpreted as interference.
“He said he had only requested documents. And there, the President was quite clear in that meeting that ‘well then my comments to you, I’ll ask that they are heard and I’ll share with you what their responses are,” he said.
“It was this delivery of comments perhaps, that factor into the assessment that Mr Amidu interprets as interference,” he added.