NDC’s Ponko Abodam (Mad Horse) Rooting for NPP

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 Source: Mensema, Akadu N.

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“DOKITA Ekwow Spio-Gabrah, Vice-Chairman of the ruling National Democratic

Congress (NDC), has warned the party that it cannot ‘ride on a sick horse to

victory in 2012.’ The former Communication Minister in the Rawlings regime is

least enthused about the current wrangling going on in the party” (Ghanaweb

April 10, 2011).

Ah! Uncle Mills has had it all

Oh! Agya Atta has heard it all

Hm! Papa Mills has seen it all

Invectives curled

Insults honed

Missiles arched

Phlegm sharpened

Name-calling patented

Uncle Agya Atta Mills

Your regime is unprecedented

Like sunflower on the sun

Like water on the Sahara

Shriveling before flowering

NDC campaigning for NPP, CPP

NDC campaigning hard to lose

DOKITA Spew insinuated

Sang before the 2008 elections

Catapulted phlegm

Missiled poison

Targeted Agya Atta’s illness

Yesterday was plain-speaking

Today is a metaphor


Of Ponko Abodam

NPP campaign slogans

Ah Uncle Atta

The man of names

Ponko Abodam

Konongo Kaya

Atta Mortuary Man

Team B

Greedy Bastard

Atta Snail Man

Fante Tortoise

Who Born Dog

Spineless Atta

Atta the MESSiah

Atta Blind-Man

Ecomini Ecomini

Eh! Massa we meet again

Son, Ghana is flat

Massa Ghana hard

Ghana be flat that

Eh! We go fall for edge

We fall already

NDC dey burn like JJ FIRE

Eh! Massa dey go arrest you

But fire burn for JJ house

Mills dey built house for JJ

So why JJ dey insult Mills

No be JJ alone oh

No who else Massa

DOKITA Spew too

Ah! Na him say Team B


Oh! DOKITA no say that

Ah! He say am fili fili

Eh! Uncle Atta de suffer oh

Na NDC de campaign for NPP

Na true oh na true that

We all dey hear am

Uncle Atta Mills

Fante Adze bone aba fie

You have become a fodder

Comic reinforcement

Like a sparrow in a rain-dance

Tragic demonizing

Like a rat in JJ’s FIRE-dance

Time to put aside the tea cup

Time to wield Fante Kenkey

Wield Fante kenkey-missiles

Atta Mills stand up now

NDC Ponko Abodam

NDC Ponko Abodam

Ponko goes West

Ponko loses its way

Ponk goes East

Ponkp loses it bearing

Ponko goess Central

Ponko falls down

Ponko goes Asante

Ponko is paralyzed

Ponko goes Upper East

Ponko hits cul de sac

Ponko invades Volta

Ponko suffers blindness

Oh! Kwatta Mills

Stand up and be counted

Mills hit back at your foes

Patented insults

From within

Patented invectives

From within

Patented innuendos

From within

Patented caricaturizing

From within

Patented demonizing

From within

Has clouded Mills

*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.