Former President John Dramani Mahama has some friendly piece of advice for his successor, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mahama infamously described himself as a ‘dead goat’ during his time in office, a description which stuck with him and built a perception that he’s insensitive to the plight of Ghanaians.
Recently the President, speaking about the NDC’s attempts to tag his government as weak in the fight against corruption, described himself as a ‘dog’, in metaphorical terms of course.
“I am aware that you give a dog a bad name in order to hang it, but this dog will not be hanged.” he said.
Mahama has responded to that quote with a bit of political advice to Akufo-Addo.
He wrote on social media, sharing alongside a picture of a dog and a goat: “Lessons in Ghanaian politics- don’t use idioms in relation to yourself. They’ll stick.”
He certainly got stuck with the dead goat tag so he knows what he’s talking about.
Lessons in Ghanaian politics- don’t use idioms in relation to yourself. They'll stick. pic.twitter.com/HRfp9r2VRL
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— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) August 2, 2018