The Founder of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) Madam Akua Donkor has complained that the Akufo-Addo’s government has completely rejected her after the 2016 elections.
According to her, the government has refused to invite her to State functions.
Speaking with Kwame Adinkra, host of Abusua Nkommo on Abusua FM, she claimed she was not invited by the President nor any of his appointees to his inauguration, State of the Nation Address (SONA) on February 21, 2017 in Parliament and the Independence Day Celebration on March 6, 2017 at Independence Square, Accra.
She said cameras would have captured her if she had attended these functions adding that protocol officials refused to give her invitation card during the swearing-in of the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on January 7, 2017 after she had personally approached them.
The Founder of GFP indicated that she couldn’t have attended the programmes knowing that no seat was reserved for her.
She said there was the tendency for protocol officials to disown her if something untoward had happened.
‘I thought the President has forgotten about me because he has so much on him, so I personally approached the protocol officials for invitation letter, the officer in charge of protocol showed me the list of people who had been invited by the president, and my name wasn’t part. The founder of All People’s Party (APC) Dr Hassan Ayariga’s name wasn’t part of the list as well,’ she complained.
She accused the President of preaching virtue and practising vice, saying he treats her as one of his enemies for being his critic.
‘My life is in danger now, because the President hates me,’ she bemoaned.
She admitted that she will gladly attend state functions if the President invites her in the future.
Madam Akua Donkor who was a critic of the presidential candidate of New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the electioneering backtracked after he won the elections claiming she was only putting him on his toes.
But the Deputy chief protocol officer at the State protocol department Nana Mensah refuted claims that he refused to give her invite adding that the President had no hand in the protocol list.
‘I told her to hang around for a while because the one in charge of invitation cards had stepped out, the time I realised, she had left unannounced,’ he explained.