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Mills’ Anti-Akan Politics: Rawlings is Not Chirping Against It

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“President Mills swore-in members of the Ghana Boundary Commission. They are

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Mr Peter

Azumah, Ali Kamaldeen, Mr E. G. Kosivi-Degbor, Alhaji Mamadu Abudulai-Saiku, Mr

Lawrence Apaalse, Mr Emmanuel Adjei Mohenu, Alhaji Ahmed Bin-Salih of the

Ministry” (Abridged from Ghanaweb April 9,2010)

Ghana Boundary Commission

One of our mirrors of “TRIBALISM”

One of our mirrors of gender bias

Hm! JJ be wisest Ghanaman very wise

Eh! JJ dey set fire again for Castled Mills

Hm! JJ no dey attack Mills for “TRIBALISM”

Na true oh JJ say Mills be all negative bad

But JJ never say Mills bad for “TRIBALISM”

Hm! Why JJ no dey query “TRIBALISM”

JJ be wise man wise con man con man

Na true JJ dey love Mills’ “TRIBALISM”

Yes, na so JJ keep quiet for “TRIBALISM”

P-NDC tribalism is in the air

Let us punch the air in delight

Let us deflate their mediocrity

Cusping on “TRIBALISM”

The P-NDC trajectory

Eternal ruinous trajectory

Pioneered by JJ Rawlings

Championed by Kofi Awonoor

Shackled to Fante Simpa Mills

P-NDC “TRIBALISM” is in the air

Punch the air in delight

Father of all, father for all

Mills has rejected Akans

Mills has sidelined the Akan majority

Ewes and Northerners are everywhere

Parading with aggressive divisiveness

Ministers, advisers, ambassadors

Army, police, security personnel

Fashioning boards, corporations

Atta Mills is our bane

A political pawn

Rawlings’ collateral

For P-NDC no. 3

Simpa Panyin Mills

Hunted by Rawlings

Haunted by Rawlings

Taunted by Rawlings

That Mills is slow

Mills has thievery officials

Official bastards like JJ

Mills is ineffective

JJ is coning Ghanaians again

JJ is not attacking Mills’ “TRIBALISM”

JJ loves Mills’ pro-EWE “TRIBALISM”

JJ has not queried Mills’ “TRIBALISM”

JJ the chirping vulture of our politics

JJ is not chirping about “TRIBALISM”

Let us say it without fear

Say it vigorously

Speak to reckless power

The sterile seasoning of democracy

That is stunting our democracy

Tearing apart our democracy

“TRIBALISM”

Birthing divisiveness

Cusping political dissonance

Rupturing our arteries of cohesion

The virus in a “TRIBAL” Petri-dish

Corroding our architecture of hope

Of unity, of unison, of union

Of unanimity of set goals

Punch the air in delight

Let us punch the air in delight

Let us deflate the P-NDC

Let us speak up

ALL of us

Akans, Guans, Ga-Adangbes

Dagombas, Ewes, ALL

Let us say no to “TRIBAL” politics

NPP people, P-NDC people, CPP people

Our eternal politicians of DDT Party

That poisons the polity

That democratizes divisiveness

All should speak to anti-“TRIBALISM”

Punch the air in delight

Let us punch the air in delight

Let us deflate the P-NDC

Mills is well asleep

Captive to P-NDC’s deceit

Put to sleep by who born dog

Blatant display of “TRIBALISM”

Clothed in national politics

Ethnocentric ego trip

But time has not come to a stop

Politics is timeless, timelessness

Of divisiveness, conflict, violence

Seismic shift in our polity

Depreciation of national cohesion

Let us punch the air in delight

Let us deflate the P-NDC

The ruinous trajectory

Of “TRIBALISM”

Pioneered by JJ Rawlings

Championed by Kofi Awonoor

Shackled to Mills’ ineptitude

*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.