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Opinions of Sunday, 16 October 2011

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

JJ Rawlings: The Vulture-ing Con Man & Hypocrite

*By Akadu Ntiriwa Mensema, Ph. D.

“Former President JJ Rawlings recently rejected government's offer of a temporary
mansion for him at the plush Trasacco Valley Estates, his aide Kofi Adams has
exclusively told Citi News… that the former president rejected the temporary home
offered him by the government because, in his view, it was incompatible with the NDC
founder’s moderate lifestyle” Ghanaweb, October 13, 2011)

JJ the conman is unraveling
The creator of billionaires
The Ahwois
The Tsikatas
The ET Mensahs
The Obed Asamoahs
The Socialist Bloody-Leaches
The Socialist Opportunists
Socialist Vultures of our time
Today JJ is “moderate”
Mummified in leaching
JJ’s history is like a virus
Of pathology of sadistic lies
Of Immodesty for moderation
Ah! JJ lives in Sodom-Gomorrah
Ah! JJ is the eternal poor man
He who created billionaires
Ah! He who forever likes the poor

Eh! Massa we meet again
Ah! trotro hard these days
But the elite dey buy SUVs
Hospitals are death traps
Schools under trees dey oh
Elites buy SUVs left & right
Cocoa farmers no fit buy am
Ah! Talk about bicycle tyre
But we have JJ on our side

Massa everything hard oh
Everything funny for now
Why? Atta Mess ran from Castle
Ah! My friend no be so
So whetin be funny koraa
JJ fear to live in his own house
Why JJ man for do that for
JJ built his house for the poor
Na so he ask Govt for house
Ah we for all ask am oh!
Ghana people be cowards
No we be stomach politicians

Hmm JJ say he be “moderate?
Eh! JJ get another title
No JJ say he live like poor man
Ah! We all dey have eyes oh!
Say JJ de live well, well, well
Well JJ de reject posh house
Eh! Another friend give am
Ah! Why you for say that
JJ friend Mills give am house

JJ rejects NDC’s posh house
Yet JJ has built posh houses
Yet JJ wants Ridge to be rebuilt
JJ wants a hen-coup at Ridge
Ah! Grass-thatched-roof house
JJ doesn’t like posh homes

JJ detests multiple toilets
The NDC’s house has it all
NDC’s gift-house has it all
Eight toilets that JJ hates
Yet JJ’s house has 11 toilets
Yes, 11 toilets at Adjirigano
Yes, 6 toilets at Dzelukope
JJ has a house at East Legon
Haunted by his hypocrisy
Haunted by killing people
Those with two toilets
JJ’s 11 toilets hunt him

The man JJ be modest
Like Mallam street kids
He no fit buy anything
Like Circle street kids
Hm! JJ no get anything
Like Adabraka street kids
JJ no dey have good house
Like Makola street kids
JJ no dey wear designer

Hmm JJ say he be “moderate
Govt dey do everything for him
Friends do everything for him
JJ & his friends list be long oh
Yes, the list of gifts dey long
Friends buy JJ designer
Friends buy JJ cars, boats
Friends buy JJ wee
Friends buy JJ house
Friends buy school fees

Eh! Boy your list long oh
Ah! Make I finish all
Govt dey supply JJ food/water
Govt dey supply JJ house
Govt dey supply JJ petrol

JJ, the conman, is unraveling
Mummified in vulture-ing
The vulture of our time
JJ’s history is like a virus
Of pathology of sadistic lies
Of immodesty as moderation

*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