JJ Rawlings' funeral: John Mahama 'bows' to Akufo-Addo in photo

JJ Rawlings' funeral: John Mahama 'bows' to Akufo-Addo in photo

- John Mahama has paid huge respect to Akufo-Addo

- A viral photo of Mahama seemingly bowing to Akufo-Addo has popped up online

- Ghanaians have praised Mahama and Akufo-Addo for their maturity

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Former president, John Dramani Mahama and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo seem to have put aside their differences during late Jerry John Rawling's funeral.

The final funeral rites of the late Rawlings came off on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the Black Star Square in Accra.

The funeral attracted many statesmen which included Mahama and Akufo-Addo.

JJ Rawlings' funeral: John Mahama bows to Akufo-Addo in photo
JJ Rawlings' funeral: John Mahama bows to Akufo-Addo in photo (Photo credit: Instagram/John Mahama)
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A photo of Mahama seemingly bowing to Akufo-Addo while they exchanged pleasantries during the funeral has surfaced online.

In the photo sighted by YEN.com.gh, Akufo-Addo is seen walking to the podium where the top dignitaries were seated.

Mahama, who was already on the podium decided to indulge Akufo-Addo when the President walked towards him.

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It was the first meeting between Mahama and Akufo-Addo after December 7, 2020, election which the latter won but the former is challenging the results in court.

Ghanaians have reacted to the photo of Mahama and Akufo-Addo.

@flexmencollection: "They both showed maturity. They can both insult each other in their mind."

@poimen_1: "This is what we call CIVIL ... kudos to both leaders for showing maturity... proud."

@pegyee74: "Hmm can Trump and Biden exhibit this? Let's be proud of our leader's sense of maturity."

@essel3506: "It takes two great and deep thinkers to do this. Ghana wins."

@gym_things_gh: "U have to bow down to the king .. nana number one."

Meanwhile, the Anlo Traditional area says it will hold traditional funeral rites for the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Rawlings was given a state funeral on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

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His mortal remains were then laid to rest at the Military Cemetery in Accra.

That, however, will not discourage the Traditional area from its resolve to bid its kindred farewell, according to culture.

The Secretary to the local funeral planning committee, Agbotadua Kumasah, told Accra-based Citi FM that the absence of a body will not hinder them from honouring one of their kindred who died a chief.

“...We were expecting his body to be released to us so now that they are going to bury him in Accra, we as Anlos will organise our own traditional burial for him,” Agbotadua Kumasah said.

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