Former president John Mahama has sarcastically described President Akufo Addo as a dog as he advised him about how to avoid using idioms in speeches as a president in Ghana.
The immediate past flag bearer the National Democratic Congress took to Twitter to advise his successor.
He tweeted: “Lessons in Ghanaian politics- don’t use idioms in relation to yourself. They’ll stick.”
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.
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 is on a three-day official state visit.
Yesterday, the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has 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.
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.”