Martin Amidu Sues All NDC Delegates & President Mahama for Going Unopposed
Former Attorney General of Ghana-Mr. Martin Amidu is brutally upset—following the fact that, President Mahama has emerged once again as the NDC’s flagbearer, unopposed by anyone within the party.
Martin Amidu thinks this development is “orwellian” and “undemocratic”—and as a learned Ghanaian, a staunch NDC supporter; he is not going to sit around for the party to undermine the pillars of democracy.
And as such, he has hired popular Ghanaian lawyer-Maurice Ampaw to join him to seek injunction at the Supreme Court, to prevent President Mahama from contesting the next election as NDC’s Presidential candidate unless someone opposes him at the party level.
According to Martin Amidu, the entire NDC and President Mahama seem to be taken lessons and inspiration from North Korean’s supreme leader- Kim Jong Un, destabilizing the hard fought for party and national democracy.
For this reason, though he has no intention to contest against Mahama, he will use the law to compel the NDC and President Mahama to do the right thing.
In his filed writ, he indicated that; “it’s a key principle of A.V Dicey’s rule of law that all persons are equal below the law and as such President Mahama should be subjected to the laws of the land”, especially the laws of fair play, healthy competition and all other principles which foster democracy as well as free and fair elections.
On the basis that a large number of NDC delegates supported Mahama’s “undemocratic” posture, he has asked the Supreme Court to strip these people of their citizenship as Ghanaians—preventing them from voting when there is the next delegate congress to decide the fate of Mahama. He said, these people don’t care about democracy in Ghana and have no right to be Ghanaians then.
Even though nearly 2 million people said YES to President Mahama being NDC’s presidential candidate over the weekend, Martin Amidu says, the fact that a large number of other people voted against him, means, if there was an opposing person, this person could have won.
For him, it does not matter if the President Mahama wins his hopeful re-run, all he wants is to see someone, preferably, NPP’s Afoko crossing carpet to come give Mahama a good competition while Ghanaians watch.
And if Afoko is not interested, he may try convincing Opana, because being the next president is more prestigious than being a stand-in Chairman of a party under deranged panic.
Amidu has indicated that, if all the above options fail; his father will step in—after all, his father is just 2 hours older than Akufo Addo.