Akua Donkor Sacks Talensi Candidate

The founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor, has revealed that she has fired the candidate who contested the Talensi by-election on the ticket of the party.

Yaro Bameezima, she said, has been sacked for alleging that the controversial politician pocketed an amount of GH¢30,000 given her for the Talensi by-election.

‘The very day he came out to say that, I sacked him. I fear he may be influenced to even come to harm me…He may even come over to pour acid on me like the NPP did to their chairman in Bolgatanga…,’ she said.

Yaro, in the heat of the campaign for the Talensi seat, said Madam Akua Donkor, who came to plead with him to contest the by-election on the ticket of her party, pocketed an amount of money given her for the election.

‘They have given you the money, something like 300 million old cedis [GH¢30,000], and you don’t want to give me a pesewa. Should I use my own money for the campaign? You were on your knees begging me to stand for you and now you don’t want to push money,’ he alleged.

This allegation, Akua Donkor told Adomonline.com in an interview, was false, as no one gave her money to run the campaign.

According to her, she supported the candidate with various campaign materials including T-shirts and campaign posters she printed from Kumasi.

‘I also paid his filing fee and gave him an amount of GH¢1,000 for his personal upkeep…,’ she said.

She said the GFP would have made a significant impact on the Talensi polls if the candidate had not told people not to vote for him.

Madam Akua Donkor further accused the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi, of influencing her candidate to disgrace her.

Chairman Wontumi, she claimed, promised to give Yaro a Land Cruiser if he came out publicly to denigrate her integrity.

‘Chairman Wontumi was the one who was behind that…They (Wontumi and NPP) promised to give my candidate a Land Cruiser and because he is also young, he believed what they said…,’ she said.

Akua Donkor claimed Wontumi did that because he feared she might reduce the NPP’s votes and help the NDC gather the maximum votes to win the seat.


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