- Former President John Mahama was among mourners at the final funeral rite for former President J.J. Rawlings' mother, Victoria Agbotui
- While Mahama failed to attend the burial service in Accra, he travelled to Keta for the main funeral
- The NDC flagbearer's official Facebook page has shared photos of him at the funeral
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Former president and NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, travelled to Keta for the final funeral rite of Madam Victoria Agbotui, the mother of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Rawlings' mother who passed away in September was laid to rest at Dzelukope, in the Keta area of the Volta region.
Prior to her being laid to rest on Saturday, October 24, 2020, a burial service was held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
The burial service saw a number of dignitaries and political stalwarts coming through to mourn with Rawlings and his family.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and Mahama's running mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, were among those present.
Mahama himself was, however, not spotted in any of the photos and videos from the burial service in Accra.
His absence stirred a lot of rumours on social media that the NDC flagbearer had snubbed the funeral of the mother of the founder of his party.
It turns out that former President Mahama chose to attend the final funeral rite at held Ketasco Park.
In photos shared on his Facebook page, Mahama is seen exchanging pleasantries with Rawlings, his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang and others at the funeral.
Others captured in Mahama' photos from the funeral were Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen, former NDC organiser Kofi Adams, among others.
Meanwhile, there was a special moment for President Nana Akufo-Addo and former President Jerry John Rawlings at the burial service for the latter's mother, Victoria Agbotui.
In one of the many videos from the burial service sighted by YEN.com.gh, Akufo-Addo was seen joining Rawlings as the priest prayed for him during the benediction.
Earlier, videos and photos popped up showing the children of the former president at their grandmother's burial service.
The videos show three of Rawlings' four children, Zanetor, Yaa Asantewaa, and Kimathi, were present
As reported by YEN.com.gh, the former president was so overwhelmed with emotions that he could not read his tribute leaving Zanetor to read on his behalf.
A video of the emotional moment which has popped up online shows Rawlings in a sombre mood while Zanetor read the tribute.
Madam Agbotui died just two weeks after celebrating her birthday. Born in 1919, she turned 101 years old on Wednesday, on September 9, 2020.
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