Former presidents J.J. Rawlings and John Mahama have been trending on social media since Friday, October 31, 2019.
This follows a photo of the two statesmen at a burial service for the late Brigadier General M.H.K. Ahiaglo (Rtd.), former commander of the Ghana Army's Southern Command and former boss of National Lottery Authority.
In one of the photos from the service, Rawlings who was seated on the same lane as Mahama looked elsewhere as if Mahama and the others on the lane did not exist.
While it is not clear why Rawlings had that posture, many Ghanaians have concluded that he was trying to avoid (snub) Mahama.
But with Rawlings' penchant for snubbing other officials at public gatherings, it is quite difficult to defend his motive even though other photos have popped up showing a friendlier look.
YEN.com.gh has compiled some of the times Rawlings behaved unfriendly towards other officials or even embarrassed them completely.
1. J.A. Kufuor:
Former president Kufuor succeeded Rawlings when his term of office expired in 2001. Since that time, Rawlings has been on Kufuor's case and attacked him at the least opportunity.
And on the occasions they have had to meet in their roles as statesmen, Rawlings has not hidden his dislike for Kufuor. His posture in the photo below clearly shows.
2. John Mahama:
Former president Mahama has suffered a lot of public embarrassments from Rawlings. The latest is the trending photo.
3. Naadu Mills:
Rawlings brought the late John Atta Mills into political limelight but their fallout was epic. Even in his death, Rawlings could not forgive him and transferred his dislike to his wife Naadu.
This is how he greeted her at one of the gatherings after Mills' death.
4. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije:
At the 2019 State of the Nation Address, Rawlings embarrassed former Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) boss Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije when he tried to follow him into the chamber of parliament.
5. Anita De Sooso:
At the 39th anniversary of the uprising of June 4 which was held at the Madina Social Welfare School Park in 2018, the then NDC Vice Chair Anita Desooso knelt down to beg Rawlings but he behaved as if he had not seen her kneeling.
When he decided to address Desooso's apology, he chose to talk about the woman's bleaching (colour). rather.
Ghana News Today: Excerpts from Hero Concert | #Yencomgh:
Know someone who is extremely talented and needs recognition? Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page