Rob Ford had an oops moment Wednesday when he voted against city council motions on naming a Toronto street in honour of Nelson Mandela and congratulating Canada's Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Mayor Rob Ford

On Wednesday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford voted against motions to congratulate Olympic athletes and also to name a street in honour of Nelson Mandela. The mayor, seen above in a recent photo, then said that he had hit the wrong button in both cases and he sought the opportunity to re-vote. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

The controversial Toronto mayor — who was the only one to vote against the motions — later claimed he hit the wrong voting button in both cases and asked for a re-vote.

The council meeting briefly debated Ford's call but then moved on to other business.

There was no re-vote.

Ford, who is running for re-election, has been embroiled in a number of scandals over the past year which have made him something of an international celebrity.

He has admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a drunken stupor, made profane remarks on live television and has been filmed ranting incoherently in a Jamaican accent.

The mayor is also the subject of an ongoing police investigation during which he was photographed urinating in public.