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Anti-Amidu suit ‘much ado about nothing’ – Boadu

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Acting General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu , has stated that the suit at the Supreme Court challenging the legality of the nomination of Martin Amidu as Special Prosecutor is “an exercise in futility”.

Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolga East Dr Dominic Ayine filed the suit stating that Mr Amidu does not constitutionally qualify in terms of his age since he is 66 years now, which far exceeds the constitutionally mandatory retirement age of 60.

According to Dr Ayine, even though a person occupying a public office could have his tenure extended until he is 65 years old, Mr Amidu is currently 66 years, and, so, cannot occupy that position.

However, Mr Boadu argued on Asempa FM’s Ekosii sen political talk show programme on Monday, February 12, that Mr Amidu’s position is equivalent to that of Appeal’s Court judges who are able to serve to the age of 70 years before retirement.

“He [Mr Amidu] is 66years, his tenure [as Special Prosecutor] is seven years, in four years he will go on pension, will he be forced to go and work? What if he resigns too?” he questioned.

For him, the suit “is much ado about nothing but it is good for the laws to be tested”.

Source: ClassFMonline.com

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