Leader of Ghana freedom Party (GFP) Akua Donkor has commenced a legal move to get President Akufo Addo and his Vice Dr. Bawumia removed from office after their names popped up in the latest investigative piece by undercover Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
In a suit dated 20 June 2018 filed at the Supreme Court, which names Attorney General and Minister for Justice Gloria Akuffo as the defendant, Madam Akua Donkor is seeking an order from the Supreme Court directing the defendant to advise the President of the Republic of Ghana and his Vice-President to step aside from the highest seat of the land since their names were mentioned in the documentary.
President Akufo-Addo after having the opportunity to view the video reported the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, for defrauding by false pretences and influence peddling.
Mr Nyantakyi was captured using the name of the president for influence peddling and taking monies from some supposed investors. He is currently being investigated by the CID.
But according to Madam Akua Donkor after having the benefit of watching the documentary she believes both the President and his vice have serious questions to answer.
She stated in the writ that: “It is perfectly true that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana and the Vice-President are involved or have something to do with all the allegations levelled against Kwesi Nyantakyi with regard to bribing before contracts are awarded to investors”.
“Plaintiff maintains that taking judicious look at the expose corruption video shown by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, it is obvious that Nana Addo Danquah the President of the Republic of Ghana and his Vice President are highly involved in the issue put across by Kwesi Nyantakyi.
“Plaintiff avers that to be fair and unbiased in carrying out investigators into the incidence where Kwesi Nyantakyi is at the centre of controversies, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo the President of the Republic of Ghana and his Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia must immediately step down from their post as President and Vice President respectively before the truth is revealed since their names were mentioned in the said corruption video.”
Akua Donkor holds the view that both President Akufo Addo and his vice Dr Bawumia have relied on investigations by Anas to sanction officials in the past and the latest is no exception and should be used to sanction all officials named in the documentary.