I’m not in popularity contest with Anas; he is not my age mate – Martin Amidu

Former Attorney-General Martin Amidu says his back-to-back debate with journalist Anas is not a popularity contest but a debate premised on principles.

Mr. Amidu, who has been questioning the integrity of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ recent investigations into judicial bribery says the undercover journalist is being used by government for propaganda purposes.

He also has been maintaining that Anas is shielding some corrupt MPs at the behest of government after he did a video exposing corruption in in the House.

But after three days of unabated exchanges, Anas released a statement suggesting that the former Attorney-General may be concerned that his popularity is being overshadowed by a dramatic surge in Anas’s own reputation.

“Mr. Amidu, you have been a symbol of the anti-corruption fight. The light of your candle has probably blazed and radiated our path. Kindly rest, assured that our work does not seek, in any way, to dim or diminish your glow and radiance.

“We recommend to you the deeply reflective eternal words of the American clergyman, James Keller that “a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”

“We add our own words, that the brightness of your candle is not in any way reduced when another lighted candle is brought into the room. You have done a great job,” Anas wrote.

In response on Citi FM Thursday, Martin Amidu rejected Anas’ suggestion that the four days of argument and counter-argument could all be down to a popularity contest.

“Please Anas is not my age mate” he stressed. “My son is older than him and he is older than my last daughter by three years”.

As far as Martin Amidu is concerned “there is no competition between me and Anas”.

“What I am against is for any citizen to lend himself to the Executive for surveillance on fellow citizens. It is unconstitutional, it is not allowable”.

Martin Amidu has attacked Anas’ investigative company Tiger Eye PI which he says is an unlicensed and illegal entity.

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