Akufo-Addo Spoke Truth to NDC Violence & “Tribal” Politics

Sun, 13 Feb 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Nana Akufo-Addo has warned that the NPP will not tolerate any attempts by

members of the NDC to intimidate its members in the 2012 General Elections.

‘They have intentions to intimidate us in 2012 because they believe that we the

Akans are soft and coward” (Ghanaweb February 9, 2011).


Ayekoo Nana Akufo-Addo

For speaking truth to NDC violence

NDC, the withering leaf in wind

NDC, the rudderless ship in a storm

Ah! Nana thanks for chorusing it

No group should be dominated

Akans are being eclipsed big time

Like a dead petal in a forest groove

Under clueless besieged Mills

Mills is being hurled and encircled

Like a housefly soaring for space

Ayekoo Nana Akufo-Addo

You should’ve said more

Ghana is on a precipice

Dominated by one ethnic group

Clueless Mills is a convenient head

Adze wo fie oye passed by Akans

Rawlings was their first meal ticket

Mills is their second meal ticket

They will look for a third ticket

Never again from Akanland

Let one of them lead the NDC

That’s the dilemma to come

This is where Awoonor failed

Awonoor’s reckless victory lap

Brimming with reckless hubris

This is Mills’ ontological legacy

Akans won’t be exploited again

Mills father of all, father for all

Mills has rejected all Akans

Sidelined the Akan majority

Ewes/Northerners are everywhere

Flashing aggressive divisiveness

Ministers, advisers, ambassadors

Army, police, security personnel

Boards, corporations, chairs, aides

And P/NDC has used them all

Vigilantes, thugs, footsoldiers

PDCs/WDCs of ET Mensahs

Now footsoldiers on rampage

And Mills is as a snail as ever

Footsoldiers violence in 2012

They will do JJ’s dirty job


In 2008 NPP was docile

NPP was hurled to the precipice

By an avalanche of NDC threats

NDC threatened violence

Violence if they didn’t win

Fireman Rawlings threatened violence

To save himself and his kins-people

Just like he burnt down Ridge

Yet salvaged all his stolen wealth

Konongo Mills evoked a “Kenya”

Sadly Mills regime has been Kenya-ed

Obonsam Fireman has burnt Mills

JJ has doused Mills with it all

Fire from a hellish within

A Kenya from a hellish within

A Kenya has plagued Mills:

The greedy bastards of Mills

Snail Mills, Konongo Kaya

Who born dog, Mortuary Mills

Tractor-man Bagbin tu-tu-tu violence

Mosquito Asiedu sucked bloody violence

The stomach politician without a potbelly

The thief hides what he steals from us

Tony Aidoo smoked wee-violence

The mad buffoon of the P/NDC

The DOKITA of insults

The man with insulting poise

Agyenim threatened to invade EC

He who animalizes taxi-drivers

Kwabena Adjei’s cat violence

The cat-thief and the cat-killer

Wanted to kill more judges

Ah a shoal of Keta School Boys

Stan Dogbe, Fifi Kwettey

Koby Acheampong

Koku Anyidoho, Azorka Boys

All fed on violence & lies

All rewarded by Mills


Let us put aside jarring ethnicities

Let us put aside stomach politics

And let us put our Ghana first

Our Ghana is on a precipice

On the P/NDC’s cape of violence

JJ has said it all about Mills

JJ has never spoken about tribalism

JJ has never spoken about violence

Ayekoo Nana Akufo-Addo

You should’ve said more

*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.