Kwabena Agyepong, a flagbearer-hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has strongly criticized Joseph Aidoo, the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board, for openly endorsing Dr. Bawumia.
He argued that it is unethical for a government official to publicly campaign for a candidate in an election, as it tarnishes the reputation of the public institution.
In an interview with Oyerepa TV, Kwabena Agyepong condemned Joseph Aidoo’s actions and encouraged him to concentrate on his duties instead of becoming involved in intra-party politics.
“I have never seen it before, that as an appointee of government as CEO of Cocobod, you issue a statement declaring support for a particular candidate? That is not your work.
“We have been suffering losses for the last six years at your state institution [Ghana Cocobod], that is where he [Joseph Aidoo) should focus and work. You only buy cocoa and give them [farmers] their share, yet you incur losses,” he told Oyerepa TV.
His comment comes after the CEO of Ghana Cocobod officially declared support for Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who is aspiring to be the flagbearer of the NPP.