Martin Amidu is an aggrieved man – Amaliba

former Attorney-General, Martin Amidu
former Attorney-General, Martin Amidu

A member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) legal team has challenged former Attorney General (AG), Martin Amidu to lead the crusade to scrap the policy which seeks to sell state lands to private individuals instead of attacking government.

Abraham Amaliba says recent comments by the former A-G attest to the fact that he [Amidu] is very aggrieved at the Mills-led administration.

Martin Amidu has waded into the controversial Jake ‘bungalow’ saga accusing the government of engaging in an unconstitutionality following its decision not to sell the property.

The former AG maintained that government’s directive not to sell the bungalow after the Supreme Court‘s 6-3 majority ruling in favour of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, constitutes “executive judgment over judicial judgment”.

However, speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, Lawyer Abraham Amaliba opined that the comments by the former Attorney General are disingenuous and much ado about nothing.

“I see that comment coming from a person who is aggrieved. If you are aggrieved you can do anything and I see him [Amidu] in that kind of situation” he added.

Lawyer Amaliba insisted that there is nothing unconstitutional about the Cabinet decision.

He urged Martin Amidu to call for a massive demonstration against the Accra Redevelopment Scheme which seeks to sell state lands to government officials.

“The good people of the country will applaud him [Amidu] if he ensures that this shameless policy which seeks to give the properties of Ghanaians to just one person is revoked”.

Lawyer Amaliba downplayed a possible impeachment of President John Mills since according to him; Cabinet has not flouted any court order or a directive.

“This Cabinet decision has no bearing on the Supreme Court ruling; it was taken in the supreme interest of the ordinary Ghanaians”.

Lawyer Amaliba expressed displeasure in the Supreme Court ruling which he said was not in the interest of the state.

“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court did not stamp its authority by declaring that the policy was wrong. I think that is where the Supreme Court failed but the three other judges who dissented will go down in history as defenders of public property”.

Source: Joy Online

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