Quite recently, an extraordinary occurrence happened between two former heads of state from the same party that got Ghanaians talking and wondering what the hell was wrong between these two.
Mahama and Rawlings met at the recent celebration of the 4th Republic held at the Independence Square and Rawlings barely looked at Mahama as he shook his hand.
And Mahama, who gave Kuffour a warm greeting including a hug, barely looked at Rawlings in the same token.
The two NDC elder statesmen have never exactly seen eye to eye but this very public display of animosity was unparalleled.
However, former President Mahama has now come out to respond to the issue and debunked the reports that he has a problem with Rawlings.
According to him, the former President is friendly sometimes and not so friendly at other times due to his mood swings.
“Sometimes he’s in a mood where he doesn’t want to engage in any conversation and so recently at the Thanksgiving; they were giving all kinds of interpretation to the handshake. There are occasions where he comes and you don’t know what mood he is in, he greets military style and passes but there are on some other occasions, I met him in Kpando and we had a very warm handshake and we exchanged pleasantries.” Mahama said.
“There are sometimes you sit next to him and he is not in the mood to talk but sometimes you sit next to him and he is in the mood to talk. You have to learn what mood he is in and adjust to it.
“I don’t have any problem with President Rawlings; he gave me my opportunities in life. When I came in as a young member of parliament, it was his appointment as Deputy Minister that got me noticed and he appointed me as Minister of Communications until we left office in 2001, and so, I don’t have absolutely anything against President Rawlings,” he explained.