Eccentric politician and founder of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) Akua Donkor is battling national executives of her party which is struggling for recognition in the country.
She is fighting co-founder who doubles as National Organiser, Ernest Berko, Communications Director, Alex Ababio, National Chairman, Kwaku Abankwa and General Secretary, Agyenim Boateng for control of the party.
While Akua Donkor claims the four are trying to use dubious means to change the party’s constitution to remove her from the party, the party executives also believe she is using her influence in government to sack them from the party.
She has also lodged a formal complaint with the police who have since been pursuing the four over the allegation.
In an interview with DAILY GUIDE, Madam Akua Donkor denied forming the party with the aforementioned individuals, describing them as imposters who want to annex her party.
She also accused flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) of masterminding the scheme.
Madame Donkor said she caused the arrest of some of the executives of the party during an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting last year owing to the development.
Akua Donkor could however not mention the names of her own national executives when asked to do so.
Madam Donkor also managed to use her influence in government to get the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to transfer the case to the CID headquarters even before investigators at the Accra Regional police CID could finish investigations.
The national executives of GFP were subsequently invited to the CID headquarters.
But the four were unable to honour the invitation of the police in the absence of their lawyer and had to reschedule the appointment with the police.
They however accused Akua Donkor of using her influence in government to get the police to harass and cow them into leaving the party.
Ernest Berko, who is also a co-founder of the party, said they would stay to fight for their respective positions until congress is held to take a decision.
Mr Berko refuted claims by Akua Donkor that he and other colleagues were not national executives of the party.
He showed copies of certified documents from the EC which bore their names as national officers of the GFP.
But the police are not forthcoming with information even though Akua Donkor alleged that four officials of the EC had been arrested in connection with the case.
Assistant Superintendant of Police (ASP), Obeng Darkwah repeatedly told DAILY GUIDE that the officer handling the case was not available and also scheduled new dates for the meeting.
By Charles Takyi-Boadu