Why John Mahama Subtly Dissed President Nana Akuffo Addo As A ‘Dog’ On Twitter

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Let’s give it up for former president John Dramani Mahama, he’s about to be named as the Lord of Sarcasm! Okay, not literally but he’s got us laughing and some people pissed off over a tweet he made on his Twitter account.

John Dramani Mahama posted a grid image of a goat and a dog on Twitter, Monday and posted; “Lessons in Ghanaian politics- don’t use idioms in relation to yourself. They’ll stick.” and that was an advise he was giving to the current president, Nana Akuffo Addo over a statement he passed when he was addressing the issue of corruption in the country.

Okay, So Why Did Mahama Tweet That & What’s The JOKE?

You remember Mahama and his dead goat-syndrome? If you’ve forgotten in 2015 Former President John Mahama said he had become impervious to threats of strikes and demonstrations in Ghana and will not yield to any of such threats.

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Adopting what he calls a “dead-goat syndrome”, the President said he would not be hoodwinked by such strategies by workers.

“I have seen more demonstrations and strikes in my first two years. I don’t think it can get worse. It is said that when you kill a goat and you frighten it with a knife, it doesn’t fear the knife because it is dead already.
“I have a dead goat syndrome,” he told a Ghanaian population in Botswana where he was on a three-day official state visit.

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The former President was then tagged a ‘Dead Goat’ by his political opponents and Nana Addo even used that as a political bullet during the 2016 election campaign and even till this day, there are some people who call him ‘Mahama, the dead goat’.

Yesterday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who was addressing Internal Auditors at a conference said he is aware of attempts by his opponents to mar his fight against corruption by calling him corrupt just to tarnish his image.

He said he remains resolute in the fight against corruption, determined to uphold the highest form of integrity that comes with his office and no amount of name calling will deter him.

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Citing the age-old proverb while addressing a conference of Internal Auditors, the President said: “I am aware that you give a dog a bad name in order to hang it, but this dog will not be hanged.”

Okay, You Are Still Lost?

Now read the proverb Nana Akuffo Addo quoted again above!

So now you get it? In essence, he’s the proverbial dog and that was what Mahama was talking about. He was reminding him that, he used a proverb (the dead goat syndrome) and he was tagged as a dead goat by the NPP and several people and now he’s using a dog proverb.

Now let’s take a look at Mahama’s tweet again!

Okay, now you get it innit? Mahama is also teasing Akuffo Addo. Sort of saying, you and your people were calling me ‘dead goat’ and today you are using a proverb about a dog,…… so you are also a…………

Now that’s what we call a ‘Diplomatic Shade’ people!


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