The Flagbearer and founder of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor stormed the studio of Gh One TV for an interview after choosing her running mate for the 2016 December polls.
There was however drama as the popular presidential candidate failed to recite properly stanzas of the Ghana National Pledge.
PROFILE OF MADAM AKUA DONKOR
Akua Donkor (born 1952) is a Ghanaian politician, founder and leader of Ghana Freedom Party(GFP). She was born in the year 1952 and hails from Afigya Kwabre District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. She is a cocoa farmer by profession. She is not known to have had any formal education.
Madam Donkor was elected MP for Herman, a step towards achieving her ambition of being the president of Ghana.Her ambition to be president is evident in the 2012 polls where she applied to contest as an independent candidate. However she was barred by the electoral commission. Madam Donkor on the other hand does not agree with decision. In her view, she should be addressed as Her Excellency though she was disqualified. Her party, Ghana Freedom Party has its headquarters situated in Kabu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. However, this was gutted by fire on the 22, January 2016. This does not deter her ambition to become president. In her view, the start of a political party is a stepping stone to becoming a president.
When elected as President, Madam Donkor promises to make free education from primary to secondary level. she also seeks to raise import on taxes to enable people import more,also she would establish a free zone at the port of Tema to attract more businesses. This can all be achieved through the use of Ghana’s resources such as Gold, cocoa, shea butter and salt. Buying of the finished product of oil is just absurd especially when Ghana is an oil producing country and exports its oil in an unfinished form. The late Gaddafi being her political icon is of the view that Ghana should be able to rub shoulders with Libya in the production and sale of oil.
THE NATIONAL PLEDGE
I promise on my honor to be faithful and loyal to Ghana my motherland.
I pledge myself to the service of Ghana with all my strength and with all my heart.
I promise to hold in high esteem our heritage, won for us through the blood and toil of our fathers; and I pledge myself in all things to uphold and defend the good name of Ghana.
So help me God.
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