The Ashanti Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it is least amused by the law suit against former Chief executive officer of COCOBOD, Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni by the state.
The party says it is not surprised by the suit, stating, “Dr. Stephen Opuni is a victim of a growing political culture of hounding predecessors to justify campaign claims of corruption”.
It further alleged it is “exceptional determination of government to destroy” Dr. Opuni’s image, a man who in their assertion “laboured to transform the cocoa sector in Ghana”.
The Attoney General on Wednesday March 14 filed a suit at the Accra High Court against Dr. Opuni and two others accusing them of causing financial loss to the state.
But a statement signed by Secretary of Ashanti Regional NDC, Raymond Tandoh, Wednesday , the group expressed worry about the way and manner in which the government manages corruption in the country.
The statement accuses government of political witch-hunting and vindictiveness.
“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”, they alleged.
They have however expressed their support for the indicted former CEO and also expressed optimism that he will be vindicated.
“We are confident Dr. Stephen Opuni will be exonerated eventually knowing his meticulousness and genuine commitment to the development of Ghana”.
Read also: Former COCOBOD boss Dr. Opuni charged for causing financial loss to the state
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