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Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu

Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu

Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu is a Ghanaian politician and lawyer.

1993

Deputy Attorney-General
02 July 1993

Deputy Attorney-General

Amidu worked as the Special Prosecutor while also serving as the Deputy Attorney General. Amidu belongs to the NDC (National Democratic Congress). He remained a deputy attorney general in Jerry Rawlings' administration when civilian rule was instituted in the Fourth Republic in January 1993. Until January 2001, he served both terms, totaling eight years

2000

Presidential Election
04 July 2000

Presidential Election

He ran as John Atta Mills' running mate in the December 2000 presidential elections. That year, they were both defeated by President John Kufuor

2010

Minister for Interior
07 July 2010

Minister for Interior

Following a cabinet reorganization in January 2010, President Mills appointed Amidu to replace Cletus Avoka as the interior minister. Some individuals questioned Amidu's impartiality in resolving the Bawku conflict because he is a Builsa. But he passed the Ghanaian Parliament's scrutiny and was given the position.

2011

Attorney General
05 July 2011

Attorney General

He served as Ghana's first special prosecutor from 2018 until his departure in 2020, after serving as the country's attorney general from 2011 to 2012.

2012

Removal from office
11 July 2012

Removal from office

President John Evans Atta Mills removed Martin Amidu of his position on Thursday, January 19, 2012, for what officials have referred to as "his misconduct" at a meeting he presided over at the Osu Castle on January 18, 2012.

2018

Special Prosecutor
17 July 2018

Special Prosecutor

He was Ghana's first Special Prosecutor to be proposed to the legislature. On January 11, 2018, Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, announced the nomination.On Friday, February 23, 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administered the oath of office to Martin A.B.K. Amidu at the Flagstaff House. At the swearing-in ceremony, Amidu thanked the President and the Attorney General for choosing him and vowed to battle corruption in the nation without fear or favor.


 

2020

Resigns as a Special Prosecutor
08 July 2020

Resigns as a Special Prosecutor

Martin A. B. K. Amidu announced his retirement as a special prosecutor on November 16, 2020, blaming President Nana Akufo-Addo for political interference. Amidu argued that Akufo-Addo's response and interference in an inquiry were mistaken and that he was motivated by a lack of respect for his office's independence.


 

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