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Opinions of Wednesday, 6 December 2017


7 times Akua Donkor's comments made us wonder about her motives

A veteran politician and the founder of the Ghana Freedom Party, Madam Akua Donkor is well known - and sometimes loved - for ability to make the most controversial comments on the spur of the moment.

Regardless of the fact that her party has never won an election, she remains a permanent fixture in Ghanaian politics.

We put together a list of some of Akua Donkor's most controversial comments that either convinced us she has a bright future in comedy, or just made us wonder what she was thinking.

1."Akuffo Addo hates me"

Prompted by the fact that she experienced difficulties getting the proper clearance in order to attend President Akuffo Addo's Inauguration, Madam Akua Donkor publicly said that Ghana's President hates her.. "President and his Vice Bawumia are gay"
Using President Akuffo Addo's comment on homosexuality as a reason for her allegations, Akua Donkor stated that the President and his vice President are in an romantic relationship together.

3. "Skin bleaching has turned most Ghanaian ladies into tigers" According to Madam Donkor not only women who bleached their skin, but women who also use fake finger nails have turned into "tigers" causing men to be afraid of them.

4."I have brightened the face of Ghana"

Madam Donkor said this after courts handed 20 year jail sentences each to three individuals convicted of robbing Akua Donkor.

5. "Free education was my idea"

According to Madam Akua Donkor, President Nana Akuffo Addo's flagship Free SHS initiative was her idea, and even went so far as to threaten to sue the President for plagiarizing the idea without giving her credit.

6."Akuffo Addo should be blamed for Major Mahama's death"

speaking Agoo TV"s Kwaku Owusu Adjei, Madam Donkor said that the President should be blamed for the late Major Mahama's death since he had been the Commander in Chief at the time. Her comments were heavily by the Ghanaian public.

7."Mahama is God"

Said during the run up to last year's general elections, Madam Akua Donkor lauded the former president and called him a god for - according to her - all the work his administration had done up until then.