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NDC-ing Legal Absurdities: Woyome & Agyapong

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“The civil suit involving businessman, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, where the state is

attempting to retrieve the 51 million default judgement paid to Mr. Woyome has been

adjourned because the Chief State Attorney, Dorothy Afriyie Ansah, reported she was

indisposed. The Chief State Attorney had submitted an excuse duty to defense counsel

and the trial judge saying that she would be away from duty for 5 days” (Ghanaweb,

June 19, 2012)

“The State on Tuesday moved a motion at the Supreme Court to quash the Fast Track

High Court's decision to grant Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament for

Assin North, bail over alleged statements made on an Accra-based radio station. It

filed an application for certiorari at the Supreme Court to invoke its jurisdiction

to review the Fast Track High Court's decision to grant the bail” (Ghanweb, June 19,

2012)

NDC vultures preying

Vultures preying in grace

Preying in graceful flight

Vultures shall fall headlong

The educated thieves

The pen-armed robbers

Killers of the dream

They shall fall headlong

Like plundering vultures

Preying for graceful plunder

Massa: How now!

Son: Nothing don change

Massa: We all dey suffer oh

Son: Mills too dey suffer oh

Massa: Oxygen finish for Castle

Son: Mills for go to Korle Bu

Massa: Korle Bu no get oxygen

Son: Eh! Better now be barter Ghana

Massa: Yes, Woyome barter 51 million

Son: NDC want put Agyapong for jail

Massa: Ah! But NDC dey protect Woyome

Son: NDC big men chop Woyome cash

Massa: Yes, na so dem dey fear court

Mills’ Quixotic Team B

Like seeds nursed in a storm

NDC hunts Agyapong

NDC demonizes Agyapong

For speaking truth to power

Truth to “tribalistic” power

Power of who-born-dog puppies

NDC is shields Woyome

NDC is sanitizes Woyome

The thief of our 51 million

We are in a P/NDC season

Another season of anomies

Seasons of vultures in flight

In graceful preying flight

Seasons of wanton thievery

Seasons of partisanship

Ah! We can see hope afar

One day it will come

The people will arise

To reclaim dignity

To poise OFIN liberation

To poise TIGARE theology

To poise AKONEDI ontology

And we shall summon truth

And we shall dance with truth

The religion of truth

Will take us to the gods

In their precincts of truthfulness

We shall weave the fabric of truth

And probity shall rise

And accountability shall rise

And truth shall kill the vultures

Vulturing pen-armed robbers

Thieves brandishing truth

Flashing falsity as truth

NDC vultures preying

Vultures preying in grace

Preying in graceful flight

Vultures shall fall headlong

The educated thieves

The pen-armed robbers

Killers of the dream

They shall fall headlong

Like plundering vultures

Preying for graceful plunder

*Akadu Ntiriwa 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

**My poems and essays on Ghanaweb and elsewhere must not be reproduced in full or in

part for any academic or scholarly work without my written permission.

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.