Ashanti Regional NDC has condemned President Akufo Addo and the Attorney General for filing Twenty-Seven charges including a charge of causing financial loss to the state against former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni.
In a statement copied to ghanadatabase.com by the
Regional Secretary,Raymond Tandoh, the party mentioned that it is worrying that at a time corruption allegations are rife in every sector of the current government, government finds no need to deal with those allegations that are destroying its public integrity and credibility, but Sadly, government has resorted to political witch hunting, vindictiveness and mirage pursuits that would not survive any serious test.
Below is the full statement
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS
ASHANTI REGIONAL CHAPTER
MARCH 14, 2018
We have taken note of the commencement of persecution of Dr. Stephen Opuni and others by government. We have learnt some 27 charges have been preferred against him and would be called on Friday March 23, 2018 at the High Court.
While we are not surprised by this development, we are appalled by the exceptional determination of government to destroy the reputation of a man who has laboured to transform the cocoa sector in Ghana. We believe Dr. Stephen Opuni is a victim of a growing political culture of hounding predecessors to justify campaign claims of corruption.
It is worrying that at a time corruption allegations are rife in every sector of this government, government finds no need to deal with these allegations that are destroying its public integrity and credibility. Sadly, government has resorted to political witch hunting, vindictiveness and mirage pursuits that would not survive any serious test.
We are confident Dr. Stephen Opuni will be exonerated eventually knowing his meticulousness and genuine commitment to the development of Ghana.
The Ashanti Regional Chapter of the NDC hereby declares its unflinching support for Dr. Stephen Opuni and his family in these difficult times of political persecution. We trust in the independence and wisdom of our courts and are hopeful that the outcome of proceedings would be without political interference.