The former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa, who is also a leading member of the Convention People's Party (CPP), appears to have walked into a mine field when he launched a blistering attack on the leader and founder of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, a few days ago.
Mr. Akosa launched a blistering attack on Dr. Nduom, describing the PPP presidential candidate as a mole and a traitor who had failed in his attempt to destroy the Nkrumahist front.
A sharp rebuttal from the Nduom camp on Mr Akosa's outbursts is what has set minds wondering as to what else there was to look out for in the coming days, should the war of words continue between the two parties.
A statement issued by the youth wing of the PPP, and full of innuendoes, has left political pundits wondering what might follow next. In the opinion of the Nduom aides, Prof. Akosa did not have the moral right to denigrate the PPP and its flagbearer at a time he (Akosa) has an albatrosses weighing down his neck.
'It is very astonishing to comprehend where Prof. Agyemang Badu Akosa gets the impetus to talk about progressive people, when he has so many albatrosses hanging on his neck,' the PPP statement said.
The party said although they would not want to be 'misled into following individuals who are only interested in trivialities and falsehood,' they would not sit unconcerned when falsehoods were being peddled against the new political party and its leaders.
'We are a serious political party, and so we would turn our good intentions into reality and start making practical suggestions needed to boost the quality of life of the people of this nation,' the party said of the man whose absence from the CPP nomination forms for the party's presidential candidature had already set tongues wagging.
The PPP claimed that the disquiet and turbulence in the CCP were as a result of the simple fact that Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom had caused a lot of soreness on the few members remaining in the Convention Peoples Party, by going ahead with his threat to leave the CPP with all his charisma, humility and integrity.
'We are quite aware of the fact that it is simply one of the techniques the CPP is using to wrap the grief of the rate at which people are leaving the CPP, leading to the downfall of the party. Up till today, some people in the CPP have not been able to absorb the shock of Dr. Nduom's exit, to the extent that there is no single comment that comes from the CPP in recent times without the mention of the name Nduom and PPP, accompanied by derogatory attachments. This, clearly, brings to light the pain in them as Dr. Nduom rejects the CPP and forms the PPP with like-minded pragmatists,' the party further stated.
Again, the PPP is seeking answers to why Prof. Akosa could not present himself for the high position of the CPP if he has anything better to offer his party and Ghanaians.
'Why didn't he contest the flagbearship of the CPP? Why is he not offering himself as a parliamentary candidate in his hometown or in Accra where he lives? The PP queried. According to the PPP youth, Mr. Akosa might just be asking for a rock in return for pelting stones at the man who is looking forward to becoming the president of this nation to solve the teeming economic problems confronting the people of Ghana, come 2013.