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Feature Article of Thursday, 22 November 2012

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu Ntiriwa

Toxic-Idiotic Aidoo’s “Scrap-Car” Crap

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, PhD

“The Director of Communications of the NPP Nana Akomea is amused at the explanation being given by the Head of Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Dr. Tony Aidoo for abusing his office by buying a vehicle that was part of ex-president Kufuor’s convoy at a paltry sum of 6,200 cedis at a government auction. [According to Nana Akomea] “…innocent Tony Aidoo says the car didn’t have gear box, the windscreen was melting, and the air condition wasn’t working. Now, Tony Aidoo, is he a scrap dealer?” [Nana Akomea] questioned, provoking laughter from some of the panel on the show” (Abridged from Ghanaweb November 17, 2012).

Toxic-Idiotic Aidoo
Toxic-Idiotic Aidoo
The demagogue
Demagoguing thievery
Toxic-Idiotic Aidoo
Went for gold
He went for scrap
Peddling scrap
Peddling crap

Thieves
With cocky certainty
Swaggering
Bluffing
Gloating
Foaming at the mouth
Sweltering in designer suits
Soaring like vultures
Thieves who lead
Who negotiate thievery
They are thieves
Killers of the dream
Pen-armed robbers
Robbers pillaging
With poisonous ink
Deadly pens
Lethal pens
Toxic pens
Pens that pillage
Pillaging tractors
Pillaging cars
Pillaging lands
Pillaging state corporations
Pillaging Legon girls
Pillaging drugs
Pillaging forests
Pillaging gold, diamond
Pillaging Mother Earth
Pillaging themselves to death

Toxic-idiotic Aidoo
Toxic-Idiotic Aidoo
The demagogue
Demagoguing thievery
Toxic-Idiotic Aidoo
Went for gold
He went for scrap
Peddling scrap
Peddling crap

*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.

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