A tweet by John Mahama Thursday has sent social media into a frenzy mood with many commentators lauding the sense of humour of the former President.
In the tweet, Mr Mahama posted a picture of a goat and a dog with a caption, “Lessons in Ghanaian politics- don’t use idioms in relation to yourself. They'll stick”.
Can't this dogs be hang. 2020 🔝🔜 pic.twitter.com/vQNAGlpYhl— Muktar Abdur-Rasheed (@Rashydeen10) 2 August 2018
Lessons in Ghanaian politics- don’t use idioms in relation to yourself. They'll stick. pic.twitter.com/HRfp9r2VRL— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) 2 August 2018
The post has since attracted a lot of replies with many retweeting what he posted.
Shhhhhhh... Don't let Ghanaians see/hear this pic.twitter.com/dFzuiZ9e37— nãnï 🇬🇭 (@nani_kiddo) 2 August 2018
The post is believed to be aimed at drawing comparisons between his use of the ‘dead goat syndrome’ at a time when labour groups were threatening to go on strike or demonstrations prior to the 2016 election year.
President Nana Akufo-Addo also recently used an idiom to hit back at critics who want to tag his family as corrupt.
“I am aware that you give a dog a bad name in order to hang it, but this dog will not be hanged,” the President said.