Akufo-Addo Saves Akans from Awonoor’s “Tribalism”

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

Under P/NDC Akans lost it all

Under the guidance of Awonoor

Their hard-won businesses

Sarfo-Adu Pharmaceuticals

KOWUS Motors

Bonsu Brothers Stores

Siaw Tata Brewery

Appiah Menka Soap

Kwabena Darko Poultry Farm

Kufour Transport

Henry Ani “I Shall Return”

B.B. Bismarck Wholesales

Yaw Man Mechanical Lloyd

Ayekoo Nana Akufo-Addo

For speaking for all

The marginalized majority

For boldly speaking out

For not whispering it

But bolding trumpeting it

Truth is always bitter like bile

For reminding the NDC

The watershed of tribalism

That gushes out clueless Mills

The last Akan NDC ticket

The last Akan figurehead

The ostensible LEADER

Demonized yet being used

Entombed by Keta School Boys

JJ pontificated in Tamale

Amidst swirling dust-in-the-eye

JJ preached in the Volta

Amidst swirling herd-mentality

That Akans are imperialists

That Asantes are out to get all

JJ preached in Cape Coast

Adze pa wo Fante a oye

Yet Adze pa went to the Volta

JJ mocked Fantes as unclean

Yet made Mills the bread-basket

Exploited by Keta School Boys

Clueless Keta School Boys

Shoaling Mills astray in the sea

JJ said Kufour is an Asante

Asantes don’t go to sea

Kufour couldn’t help Fantes

Yes, Akans have been docile

JJ and Awonoor’s ideology

Has borne a pernicious fruit

The “Ghana Revolution”

Has marginalized Akans

Akan Judges slaughtered

By Ewe paid-executioners

Baptized by JJ’s crocodile tears

Happy tears on TV in 1982

But Amartey Kwei said it all

JJ knew the job was long done

JJ had thumbed the air in delight

JJ the hypocrite appeared on TV

Wept and blamed imperialists forces

When the keys for the murder

Had been plucked from JJ’s table

The keys on JJ’s rich dining table

The epitome of P/NDC violence

Let all speak truth to power

Akufo-Addo has nursed it

That seeds will flourish

The petals will unfurl

Like the Akan sun’s umbrella

Protect the Akan heritage

From Asante to Fante

From Akuapem to Bono

From Denkyira to Akwamu

The canopy will shade all

It shade all

From Dagomba to Ga

From Krobo to Ewe

That is Ghana’s tree

A tree of non-tribalism

A tree that shades all

A tree at our center

A tree that looks to the sun

In the West & in the East

In the South & in the North

A tree of democracy

That shields and shades all

Mills is the problem

Clueless Mills

The Fante Konongo Kaya

Where are they all

The Denkyiras, Wassas

Gas, Bonos, Akwamus

Agonas, Akuapems, Krobos

Asantes, Nzemas, Fantes

Gomoas, Adas

Akyems, Dwabens

Where are all the non-Ewes

Where are all the non-Northerners

In Mills’ administration

Ayekoo Nana Akufo-Addo

For speaking truth to NDC power

NDC, the withering leaf in wind

Mills is the last Akan NDC ticket

The last Akan figurehead

The ostensible leader

Entombed by Keta School Boys

*Akadu N. Mensema, Ph. D., is a nationalist Denkyira beauty. She is a trained

oral historian cum sociologist and Professor in the USA. She lives in

Pennsylvania with her great mentor and teaches Africa-area studies at a college

in Maryland. In her pastime, she writes what critics have called “populist

hyperbolic, satirical” poetry. She can be reached at akadumensema@yahoo.com

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.