Lawyer Martin Kpebu Vows Legal Action Against President Akufo-Addo for Corruption
Attorney Martin Kpebu has declared his intention to file a lawsuit against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on allegations of corruption, asserting that not even the immunity granted to a former President would deter him from seeking justice.
In a recent appearance on “The Keypoints” program on TV3/3FM, Mr. Kpebu elaborated on his stance, emphasizing that presidential immunity is designed to shield individuals from legal repercussions for their actions during their tenure, but it does not extend to acts of corruption.
His comments were in response to the recent public apology issued by Sarah Adwoa Safo, the Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya. Mr. Kpebu expressed concern over what he perceived as an undue delay in President Akufo-Addo’s decision to remove the then-Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection from her post.
In Mr. Kpebu’s view, this delay raised suspicions of corruption within the government. He vowed to take legal action against President Akufo-Addo as soon as he leaves office to address these concerns.
However, Richard Ahiagbah, the Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), responded to Mr. Kpebu’s statements, criticizing his recurring tendency to “insult” the President as “unexemplary.”
Mr. Kpebu’s determination to pursue legal action against President Akufo-Addo underscores the ongoing discussions surrounding accountability and transparency within the Ghanaian political landscape. As this story develops, it is expected to remain in the spotlight, with implications for the country’s political discourse and legal proceedings.