Ghanaian President, John Mahama and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo have allegedly been involved in a public spat few days ago over Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past President of Nigeria.
According to The Whistle, all did not go well as planned at the African Investment Forum in Westminister, London which held the Dec 1 and 2, 2015, as an heated exchange between President Mahama and ex President Obasanjo degenerated into open insults with President Mahama losing his temper and calling General Obasanjo “an idiot” and a “stupid buffon”.
This came on the heels of Baba Iyabo remarks that President Mahama and his government of financially contributed $12m to Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign.
He also accused the Ghanaian President of blackmailing and collecting bribes from Nigerian businessmen in Ghana, buying numerous properties in Nigeria and South Africa.
It was learnt that it took the prompt intervention of Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni to calm down their tempers and usher President Mahama to a nearby room to prevent the insult degenerating into fisticuffs.
The forum was attended by African heads of states including like Malawian president, Matata Ponyo Mapon, the prime minister Democratic Republic of Congo, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, H.E. Thomas Boni Yayi of the Republic of Benin, H. E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Republic of Uganda and H.E. Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc Duval, deputy Prime-Minister Republic of Mauritius among others.