A video has surfaced online revealing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo literally snubbing former President John Dramani Mahama during the ongoing Peace and Security Forum at the Kofi Anann International Peace Keeping Centre (KAIPC).
The Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces who was exchanging pleasantries with other former Heads of State including Pierre Buyoya Former president of Burundi was seen smiling and sharing some few words as the shook hands.
On arriving at Mr. Mahama, the President showed what could pass for a straight face without a smile as was the case of the other dignitaries and passed on raising suspicion if there is bad blood between the two.
The handshake appeared feeble without any emotional attachment compared to the rest of the dignitaries which has left social media buzzing as to what could be the possible cause.
The Kofi Annan Peace and Security (KAPS) Forum which ends today September 5, 2019 is to facilitate discussions on evolving trends in peace and security in Africa.
It is an annual event designed to bring together political leaders, diplomats and experts to dialogue and share ideas on the most critical evolving peace and security trends on the African continent. The theme for the forum is ‘Peace Operations in the Context of Violent Extremism in Africa.’
The forum also seeks to deepen the collaboration between KAIPTC and international organisations such as the United Nations, African Union, Regional Economic Communities, Governments, development partners, civil society organisations and the business community.
It is being held under the Distinguished patronage of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and the Chairmanship of HE Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa and Sahel (UNOWAS).