Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Peter Boamah Otokunor has disclosed that Special Prosecutor Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu cannot hold himself anywhere as a member of the party.
He told Accra-based Happy Fm in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com that the Citizen Vigilante who launched acerbic attacks at some persons within the party prior to his appointment has not been expelled but left voluntarily.
“Martin Amidu is no longer a member of the NDC. You recall that he himself told us he had resigned from the NDC in view of the fact he was taking up an appointment as Special Prosecutor. We never sacked him but he left himself and as we speak we do not have his name in our books as a member”, he revealed.
Host of the show was questioning the NDC Executive if same fate that has befallen former Central Regional Chairman of the NDC will be applied to Mr Amidu.
It would be recalled that in February 2018, Martin Amidu disclosed that his appointment as Special Prosecutor does not compel him to resign from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) but was quick to add that his appointment automatically makes him impartial.
“ If you read Section 3 of the Criminal Offences Act, the definition of a public officer includes a potential public officer, so when the President nominated me and announced it to the whole world, I became a potential public officer, recognized under the Criminal code as a public officer, so as far as I am concerned, since that day , I am neutral, and that is why you have not heard my voice over the air saying anything because I am coming to an office which has to be neutral and impartial.
“One does not need to resign. The Supreme Court has held that while you are a public officer you cannot take part in party politics. I think it involves Dr. Adjei and co. I did that case in the Supreme Court, so I do not need to make a formal resignation of anything.” He said.