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Opinions of Thursday, 21 June 2012

Columnist: Mensema, Akadu N.

NDC-ing Legal Absurdities: Woyome & Agyapong

*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.