The Drama that unfolded during the 2008 Fetu Afakhye, when then candidate Mills’ bodyguards clashed with then President Kufuor’s security men, was re-enacted, albeit diplomatic means, in Cape Coast last Saturday, when the Presidential aides prevented President Mills from greeting Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Information pieced together by the Chronicle newspaper indicates that Akufo-Addo, who arrived with his entourage earlier, was stopped on his way to greet the government officials on the dais, by the aides of the President, led by Nii Lantey Vanderpuye. The former ace sports commentator turned politician, prevented the NPP leader and his entourage from greeting the government dignitaries, including the Paramount Chief (Omanhene) of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, on the account that President Mills was on his way to the durbar grounds.

As if it was planned, President Mills, after receiving cheers from the crowd and greeting the various dignitaries when he arrived, failed to exchange pleasantries with Akufo-Addo and his team, who were sitting next to the Omanhene, and moved straight to greet the Paramount Chief.

Why is this an issue? I don't get it.... the media gives unnecessary credence to politicians!!!