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Chiefs endorsing politicians behaving like kindergarten kids – Kweku Baako

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has raised concerns about the increasing rate in endorsement of politicians by chiefs.

According to him the chiefs who are endorsing some politicians are behaving like kindergarten kids.

His comments come after some traditional leaders have been heard endorsing President Akufo-Addo and former President John Mahama who are both touring various regions in the country.

Kweku Baako who was speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrooko on Wednesday morning said their actions are very wrong and they need to halt it.

“The chiefs have started with their politics again; endorsement here endorsement there. What’s wrong with our chiefs? Don’t they know that the constitution bars them from engaging in active partisan politics? It is so wrong. They should get some wisdom to bear on their chieftaincy. You can’t do active politics; if you endorse a presidential candidate; whether sitting or a former president or a parliamentarian or whatever openly in the public space, it’s wrong…its unconstitutional, unwise; it doesn’t matter your status; the higher your status should even make you abide by the constitution,”
He also said it is time they stop “behaving like Kindergarten Kids” and acquire some level of wisdom to govern their community.

“Let’s be bold and tell our chiefs that they are wrong; they are all over the place. What kind of nonsense is this? They should stop it. The chiefs can appreciate developmental projects brought to their communities, but to proceed to endorse and declare electoral support is wrong. Even though the chiefs are educated they are behaving like kindergarten kids”

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