Hypocrite JJ: You Have Never Listened to Ghanaians

Thu, 7 Oct 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings says the ordinary people of Africa

are expectant of a wave of leadership that listens, serves and represents the

real aspirations of the people. He said: “Africa deserves better from its own

leadership and we cannot fail them” (Ghanaweb, October 4, 2010).

The Chief Fireman

In a poised lunatic pose

With hosing-tongue

Pouring political filth

Whose spittle is kerosene

JJ didn’t take part in Ghana at 50

Yes, he didn’t listen to Ghanaians

He was in Abuja for Nigeria at 50




Breathing down

His cacophonic contradictions

African leaders must listen

Listen to their citizens

JJ the walking contradictions

The Satanic statesman

Ridge’s Abonsam Fireman

Of P/NDC’s paradise lost

The man who knows it all

Never listens to anyone

JJ Rawlings



Sanctimonious con artist

Political charlatan

Masquerading as a statesman

Full of it

His own bogus self

Never practices what he preaches

Peddle to bedazzled Africans

Impoverished African minds

That hero-worship this oppressor

JJ says it all

African leaders should listen

Look at the sun

Listen to their citizens

But JJ has never done that

1. JJ engineered Indemnity Clause

Protect his murderous regime

To stifle voices of dissent

2. JJ threatened mayhem

If NDC didn’t win 2008 elections

He listened to his own voice

To stifle voices of dissent

3. JJ closed down universities

University of Ghana - one year

To stifle voices of dissent

4. JJ shit-bombed press houses

To stifle voices of dissent

5. JJ razed down opponent’s house

To stifle voices of dissent

6. JJ celebrates June 4

Constitutional provisions aside

To stifle voices of dissent

7. JJ imposed curfew on Ghanaians

Culture of silence

To stifle voices of dissent

8. JJ killed the judges

Amedeka death squads

To stifle the voices of dissent

9. JJ gave broken-bottled haircuts

To stifle voices of dissent

10. JJ clogged opponents’ factories

Tata Brewery

KOWUS motors

Safo Adu Pharmaceuticals

To stifle voices of dissent

11. JJ beat up Arkaah

His Vice President

To stifle voices of dissent

12. JJ sidelined his colleagues

Kwesi Botchway


Obed Asamoah

PV Obeng

To stifle voices of dissent

In his lunatic pose

Of self-righteousness

JJ lacks probity, modesty


He loves his own voice

His crooked tongue

Forked tongue

Warped tongue

The source of our woes

Has stifle voices of dissent

*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.