Sacked For Misconduct? I Was Forced To Apologise To Atta Mills – Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu says he was forced to write an apology letter to late President Atta Mills for his alleged misconduct in 2012.

  • Published:
play Former Attorney General Martin Amidu
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has revealed that he was coerced into writing an apology letter to former President John Mills over his outburst when he intended to pursue some government officials he believed were involved in corrupt practices.

He made this revelation in response to a publication by the Al Hajj newspaper on Thursday.

The newspaper reported that Mr Amidu is yet to come to terms with what could have prompted the late President to fire him after he had subsequently and unreservedly apologized for his earlier unruly behaviour.

According to the paper, Mr. Amidu was handed a dismissal letter only a day after he finally caved in and delivered an apology letter to the late President Mills after persistenly refusing over a five year period to show remorse for misconducting himself.

Reacting to the paper on CITI FM, Mr Amidu however pointed out that the former Chairman of the Council of State, late Kofi Awoonor asked him to write an apology to the President.

The release of the letter follows a back-and-forth public fight between Mr Amidu and former National Security Coordinator Larry Gbevlo-Lartey over what actually led to the former Justice Minister’s dismissal.

Mr. Amidu had said he was dismissed over his decision to use some government officials as prosecution witnesses in the case regarding the Ghc51 million controversial judgment debt paid to businessman Alfred Woyome in 2010.

“That letter was written because two senior elders I have worked with from PNDC to NDC all through asked me to give them that letter to be fair to the President.

“They (Kofi Awoonor and Captain Tsikata) have discussed and come to the conclusion that I apologised.

“It is Ghanaian culture that when a young man has a misunderstanding with somebody older than him, even if he is right, elders will not tell him in the presence of other people that he is right. The younger one is asked to apologise. It is only in the absence of the older one that they tell the elder one,” he explained.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Zanetor Rawlings' daughter throws him a birthday party [Photos]bullet
2 State Assets Government retrieves over 60 ‘missing’ State vehicles in...bullet
3 Cross Country Nigerian kidnapper has Ghanaian passport and two homes...bullet
4 Crash Vehicle of IGP involved in accidentbullet
5 Video Man busted with over 60 'stolen' State cars tells his side...bullet
6 US Embassy Former presidents, Ministers, MPs to queue for visasbullet
7 J.J Rawlings This is the surprise 70th birthday gift of...bullet
8 In Court Ghanaian pleads guilty to making bomb threat at...bullet
9 Lynched Soldier Send 17-yr-old suspect to Borstal home -...bullet
10 Ghana Politics Government retrieves five more 'stolen'...bullet

Top Videos

1 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head with a blockbullet
2 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
3 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave you...bullet
4 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM flightbullet
5 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn Maj. Mahamabullet
6 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
7 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
8 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about...bullet
9 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries...bullet
10 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence...bullet

News