Ex-President John Dramani Mahama speaking on Techiman-based Akina FM’s on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as part of his thank-you tour, said the NDC acted diplomatically amidst the military intimidations and use of pro-vigilante groups in the last election.
The Ex-president stated emphatically that NDC has learnt its lessons from happenings during the 2020 polls. The 2024 elections will be won or lost at the polling station. It will be do-or-die at the polling stations.
The “do or die” comment has raised mixed feelings and instigated tense debate among Ghanaians, especially NPP and NDC staunch supporters. Some people believe that such comments have the tendency to spark violence.
In a quick response on Moonlite Radio station (102.3) at Sunyani, Mahama has clarified his statement.
Do or die is an English Idiom and it means a critical assignment that you have and that you must do the needful or perish. NDC will not go to court. We will do all that is needed at the polling station, and so I don’t retract my statement.
“Maybe NDC will select a different flag bearer who is ready to go to court after the 2024 elections, but if I am the candidate, I won’t go to court. We must win at the polling station and the coalition centre “, Mahama added.
We need to get the impunity out of the system. There is no way NPP will check itself. They want to use break the 8 as a cover-up. They have to stand up for Ghanaians to check if someone is sitting on their poo.
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