The Ghanaian media landscape is buzzing with a video of former Ghanaian President J.J Rawlings snubbing the Mayor of Accra and incoming Member of Parliament of the Ablekuma South constituency, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije.
Mr. Rawlings was attending President John Dramani Mahama’s last State of the Nation address in Parliament with his entourage on Thursday January 5, 2017 when the incident occurred.
A very stern-faced Rawlings is seen indicating to the mayor to step back as the latter tries to spark a conversation with him as they climb the stairs of parliament in the video.
Mr. Rawlings stops and gestures him to move aside whiles he continues to the parliament house.
Rawlings do all! pic.twitter.com/QhL6FUH6mx
— #FutureMillionaire (@KojoAB) January 5, 2017
Social Media Reacts
Scores of Ghanaians on social media are actually having a good laugh over a video of Former President J.J Rawlings snubbing the Accra Mayor, Dr. Oko Vanderpuije.
Several users of social media have shared their thoughts on what is being described as embarrassing to the Mayor.
Owwwww why Rawlings shy Oko Rick Ross so? 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/6HZsD1fGiy
— Godfred Nsafoah (@OneKeys) January 5, 2017
We should all be like Rawlings, chale. Don't smile at people in public and harbour evil intentions about them in secret. Let them know.
— Gyebi IV (@Koo_The_Boy) January 5, 2017
— Nana Ansah Obofour (@NanaAnsah20) January 5, 2017