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Free Ken Agyapong! Arrest Simpa Mills

“Assin North MP Kennedy Agyapong has officially been charged with treason. This was confirmed by the acting Director of Public Affairs DSP Cephas Arthur. He said the MP will be arraigned before court, Wednesday to open his defense. Agyapong was arrested Monday, after declaring war in reaction to attacks on New Patriotic Party supporters during the biometric registration exercise” (Ghanaweb April 17, 2012).

Mills! The saint of war
The cult of war-mongering
Captaining hypocrisy
Captaining vindictiveness
Agyapong has been arrested
Not for his loose words
For his WOYOME battles
Mills! The Asomdweehene
Apostle of a “Kenya” in Ghana
Mills is leading us to war
The bird of prey in full flight
Mills has led the NDC to war
Mills is leading Ghana to war
Ken Agyapong chose a battle
Choose a silly battle
Choose loose war of words
Of interjecting hope
Mills is the one leading us to war
Ken Agyapong chose a battle
Choose a silly battle
Choose loose war of words
To inspire competence
In Mills' incompetence

I salute your boldness
I salute you Ken Agyapong
Even for mis-speaking
For inspiring hope
Against Mills' boys
Against the BNI, CID
We see them all
Stomach politicians
Who impoverish peace
And who market war
Mills is not a policeman
But he polices his hypocrisy
Hmm! Hypocritical Mills
Ah! Vengeful Simpa Mills
Ah! Mills got his wishes
He CID-ed Ken Agyapong
For publicizing Woyome
For taking the war to the NDC
For speaking truth to power
Truth to Mills' incompetence

I salute Kennedy Agyapong
For inspiring hope
Against the BNI
Against the CID
Against Mills' boys
Team B Boys
Boys in the pay of chaos
Boys as Aides of War
Boys as Deputies of War
Boys as Advisers of war
Boys who insult women
Boys who have never worked
But today are Mills' Aides, Advisers

Atta the Mess-iah
Konongo Kaya
Kaya-ying war
Threatened a “Kenya” on Ghana
Mills the Fante Prince of Peace
The NDC's Asomdweehene
Patent war songs for Castle boys
War hymns from Asomdwee pulpits
Litanies of war-mongering
Ah! Mills says he is not the police
In his very police state
Where the BNI is kinship
Where the CID is kinship
Kinship-ing chaos
Police state of Mills
Of reckless Aides
Of careless Deputies
Of thoughtless “Spokesboys”
Of the rudderless Castle
A ship afloat with boys
Boys who want war
Who use words of war
Words of war as policy

History has arrested Mills
History has detained Mills
Not in the nooks of the CID
Not in the necks of the BNI
History has arrested Mills
History has detained Mills
The incompetent Mills
The most useless leader
The hypocritical leader
Mills is leading us to war
Incompetent Mills
Hypocritical Mills
Vindictive Mills
Mills is leading us to war
Adjapong chose a battle
History is our hope
It will peel off NDC's wrinkles
Of democratizing civil war
Of mummified incompetence
History is our hope

*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
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**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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