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Opinions of Monday, 9 May 2011

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

Fate Makes JJ a LEPER: Those He Made Rich are now Anti-JJ

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

** To my thousands of fans worldwide, I am back with a bang

“The Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Hon E.T Mensah says it is time
party founder and former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife gave up
their "shares" in the NDC and allowed the party to grow” (Ghanaweb May 6, 2011).

P/NDCers’ visceral sycophancy
The beneficiaries of JJ’s chaos
When JJ demonized Liman
When JJ demonized Kufour
JJ’s memoir of waywardness
The divisive FIREMAN
The flowery polarizer
With bristling thorns
P/NDCers celebrated JJ
They harvested the JJ-isms
They became filthy rich
Today JJ demonizes Mills
Privileging NPP in 2012
Path-ing NPP’s victory lap
And JJ has become a LEPER
Today P/NDCers are crying
P/NDCers made rich by JJ
Today stand on stolen wealth
Taunting their HERO JJ
For RE/PLAYING his role
Role of demonizing all
Role as a polarizing thug
Role as a divisive goon
Role as a FIREMAN
The Obonsam FIREMAN

Today JJ is a LEPER of fate
Yes, yesterday P/NDCers loved JJ
P/NDC sycophants admired JJ
The sycophants worshiped JJ
JJ’s phlegm was their holy water
JJ’s cough was their godly thunder
JJ’s diseased fart was their oxygen
JJ’s cronies of rags to riches fame
Wielding roses of murderous bid
Wielding bouquets of divisiveness
Wielding garlands of violence
Wielding fountains of anarchy
His fiendish flaunting friends
The beneficiaries of JJ-isms
Stood by him all these years
Years when JJ criminalized Kutu
Years when JJ criminalized Liman
Years when JJ criminalized Arkaah
Years when JJ criminalized Kufour
In all these years JJ’s cronies gained
Perennial stomach politicians
In the pay of wanton politics
Now JJ is burning Snail Mills
At his crafty arson-ing best
Burning NDC-Konongo Mills
JJ is just doing what does best
Yes, what he did in the past
And P/NDCers are now crying
JJ is now a LEPER among them

Today JJ is a LEPER of fate
JJ is shunned like a leper
At the P/NDC circus of health
A bolt of harmonizing fate
A paradox of savage indignation
P/NDC cronies made rich by JJ
The perennial stomach politicians
The Rags to riches P/NDCers
Those who fetishized JJ
Watered JJ’s megalomania
JJ was their fountain of life
The clueless Legon Socialist
The wayward WDC/PDCers
Needed a petal out of poverty
Their watershed of power
Their lifeblood of wealth
When JJ demonized Liman
When JJ demonized Kufour
They all cheered JJ on
Their gateway to riches
The Nketiahs cheered
The Ahwois cheered
The ET Mensahs cheered
The Eddie Annans cheered
The Sherry Ayiteys cheered
The Allotey Jacobs cheered
The Cecilia Johnsons cheered
The Hannah Bissiws cheered
The Afotey Agbos cheered
The Sati Ocrans cheered
The Fiifi Kwetteys cheered
The Teye Nyaunus cheered

JJ the murderer of hope
Shallow priest of probity
Reprises his divisive role
His cronies won’t cheer
The stomach politicians
P/NDCers stomach ideologues
Preyed with JJ the Vulture
Preached with the Vulture’s beak
Perched with the Vulture’s claws
Soaring on, circling on
Right on the arc of fate
Hovering with JJ like flies
Like flies over a political corpse
Konongo Kaya Mills’ political corpse
Now JJ has gripped P/NDCers’ throats

*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