Former President Jerry John Rawlings is facing criticism from some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for allegedly snubbing President John Mahama when he delivered his State of the Nation Address on Thursday.
Rawlings is accused of refusing to give the president a standing ovation after his finished delivering his speech.
The president's speech was deemed 'statesman-like" by members of parliament on sides of the aisle and other top dignitaries who attended the SONA at Parliament House.
According to Rawlings' accusers, everyone stood up as a sign of respect to Mahama after his speech, but Rawlings allegedly refused to do so.
The development has deepened suspicions that all has not been well between the two men since the NDC lost the December 2016 presidential election.
But aides of Rawlings have strongly denied that he snubbed Mahama.
According to them, the picture shows the former president sitting during prayers.
However, they said when Mahama finished his speech, Rawlings joined the other people in the auditorium to give him a standing ovation.
At the same event, Rawlings brutally snubbed the chief executive officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, when Vanderpuye attempted to engage him in a conversation.
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