Ghanaians begin 'handshake challenge' after Akufo-Addo 'shuns' Mahama at big event (video)

Ghanaians begin 'handshake challenge' after Akufo-Addo 'shuns' Mahama at big event (video)

- Some Ghanaians have started a 'presidential handshake challenge'

- This follows a sod cutting ceremony for a Kofi Annan statue, where President Akufo-Addo 'ignored' former President Mahama

- Videos of the 'presidential handshake challenge' are already making rounds on social media

Ghanaians have a way of finding humour in almost every national event, even on issues that involve corruption, some would engineer creative ways to thrill the humour in the scandals and the characters involved.

In a video making rounds on social media, Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo and former president Mahama are captured in uncomfortable demeanours, attempting to exchange a handshake at a sod cutting ceremony for a Kofi Annan statue to immortalize the late former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

The video shows President Akufo-Addo gleefully exchanging pleasantries with dignitaries at the event while exchanging talks with some.

However, the president appears to have ignored Mahama when he swiftly shook his hand without engaging in an eye contact with the former president.

While many Ghanaians have described President Akufo-Addo's gesture and body expression as ''undiplomatic'' and ''petty'', some have found humour in the cringing situation and have started a ‘presidential handshake challenge’.

And videos of the challenge are already trending after some social media users shared them on Facebook.

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While some female football coaches have successfully toppled the daunting challenges that come with being women in a male-dominated profession, coupled with motherhood, others have gone lengths to chalk remarkable strides as footballing coaching professionals.

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