Former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama on Thursday, paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, South-West Nigeria.
Mr. Mahama who is aspiring to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), in the 2020 elections was on the visit with his team including Former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah.
President Mahama was in Nigeria to support Former President of the country, Goodluck Jonathan who launched his book, My Transition Hours, in Abuja.
During the visit to Palace, the Ooni of Ife said, “before the advent of the Western civilization, there were no boundaries between the African nations and communities, we are one big family. It gladdens my heart that with committed individuals like President Mahama, we have remained that united big family working together for the progress of the African continent.”
The Ooni also praised the former Ghanaian leader for exhibiting what he described as a humility and simplicity. According to him, Mahama personally received him in Ghana while in office two years ago and served him.
“When I was in Ghana to honour Mr President two years ago, he was in power, to the glory of God, he displayed humility and simplicity. He didn’t even wait for an aide to do anything for me. He did it by himself. He made tea and offered me by himself. There is no difference between when he was in power and when he was not. That’s humility and simplicity.”