General News of Thursday, 5 February 2015
A member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Prof. Agyemang Badu Akosa has described as ‘misplaced,’ Nana Akufo-Addo’s comment calling for a new spirit of reconciliation between the country’s two famous political traditions, the Nkrumaism and Danquah-Busia-ism.
The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo yesterday at a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of leading political light Dr. J.B. Danquah, said the two traditions must unite to face the teething developmental challenges crippling the country.
Dr J.B. Danquah, a founding member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) died under atrocious conditions in the dungeons of the Nsawam prison where he was kept on suspicion he was plotting to overthrow the Nkrumah-led government, under the Preventive Detention Act.
According to the NPP leader, Dr J.B. Danquah died a painful death after several appeals to Dr Nkrumah to release him fell on deaf ears.
“His death appeared to have worsened the existing acrimony between the UGCC and the CPP. We have forgiven you” Nana Akufo-Addo told the family of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
But Prof. Akosa on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Thursday said “It is totally misplaced for the NPP to say they have forgiven Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Who has wronged who?
“If they are not ready to disclose the actual problem, then I must say that things will be the way it is now. In fact, what change will it bring to the economy now if you say you have forgiven the CPP. It is just unnecessary,” he bemoaned.