Mahama argues that he would not recant his ‘do or die’ comment because it is an idiomatic expression.
Former President John Mahama is contesting allegations that his recent words foreshadowed violence in the next midterm elections.
Mr Mahama claims that the governing New Patriotic Party misinterpreted his remarks about a “do or die” situation at polling booths in 2024. (NPP).
On Tuesday, September 7, during his ‘Thank You’ trip, John Mahama maintained his suspicion that “we were plainly robbed, but we accepted the judgement for the sake of peace.”
“However, I’d want to declare right now that the next elections will be won or lost at the polling station. So it will be do or die at the polling place. I’m not advocating that everyone should die. “I’m saying ‘do or die,’ because the correct thing must be done,” he told Techiman-based Akina FM.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) petitioned the Supreme Court over the outcome of the 2020 elections. The court ruled in favour of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s New Patriotic Party (NPP).