Sun. Sep 19th, 2021
do or die - John Mahama

The NDC flagbearer and former President, John Dramani Mahama has replied to critics that he won’t retract his ‘Do or Die’ comment that made a lot of waves yesterday.

The flagbearer who is aspiring to overlord Ghana for the final term went to Techiman in the Bono East Region for his Thank You tour. In the course of his speech, he stressed that the 2024 elections will be a do or die affair. This statement has sparked a lot of controversies.

“The 2020 elections were rigged for the NPP. We have however accepted the ruling of the Supreme Court for the sake of peace. However, come 2024, the NDC will be extra vigilant at the polling stations because that is where the elections are won. “ He said while thanking the people of the Bono East Region for their unwavering support for the party.

“So at the polling stations, it will be do or die. I am not saying all die be die. I am saying do or die because the right thing must be done.” John Mahama added.

His remarks triggered a lot of concerns which all concluded that the flagbearer is inciting violence. A section of the country has called on him to retract his statement. However, others also supported him by saying that even the current president issued a similar statement while striving for power. He is widely known for his ‘all die be die’ comment.

Defending his statement today, John Mahama has explained that ‘do or die’ is just an expression of an idiom. In an interview at Moonlite FM in Sunyani, he asked people who don’t understand the idiom to stop with the school interpretation.

He rebutted that the expression is harmless, therefore he is still holding on to it.

According to him, the expression is a charge for his party officials to be persistent to do the right things at the polling stations. That’s because if they (NPP) steal the elections, the Supreme Court won’t overturn it for them (NDC).

“Don’t abdicate your responsibility at that level and expect that after somebody has stolen the election, you’ll go to the Supreme Court to see if they will turn the election for you, they won’t do it,” he added.

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