Following the resignation of Mr.  Martin Amidu, the states special prosecutor on Moday, November 16, the position has become vacant.

This means that President Akufo-Addo must nominate a new person for the post. According to the  Office of Special Prosecutor Act 2017, Act 959, a new person must be nominated by the president and be vetted by parliament.

The following are the top  persons likely to succeed Mr. Amidu:

Lawyer Akoto Ampaw

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Lawyer Ampaw has a great reputation when it comes to legal matters. He has advocated for human right and fair justice over the years.

Known for the important role he played in ensuring that Ghana gets a Right To Information Law to ensure transparency in the utilization of public resources.

Lawyer Ampaw is likely to be challenged. This because of the role he played  during the  petition hearing in the Supreme Court. He served as one of the key lawyers for the then opposition leader.

Mr. Ampaw can cite the appointment of Mr Yonny Kulendi as a Supreme Court Justice. by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. when it becomes an issue.

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If Justice Kulendi is able to work without fear or favour. then Mr ampaw should be able to work as the Special Prosecutor regardless of his relationship with the president.

Linda Ofori Kwafo

Mrs Ofori Kwafo is the Board Chair of the Office of the Special Prosecutor.  She is an anti-corruption campaigner. working with the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII).

Mrs Ofori Kwafo has worked on a number of corruption-related issues. She has also  chaired a lot of on corruption related workshops.

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Kofi Abotsi

Next in line is Kofi Abotsi.

Mr Abotsi is a legal practitioner. Mr Abotsi is also academician. He is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

By Richard Gyan/ newsatgh.com

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