Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah, founder and head of Glorious Word and Power Ministry, believes Mahama’s “Do or Die” speech is correct.
Rev. Owusu Bempah, speaking on an Accra-based radio station, admitted that President Mahama’s comment was solely meant to strengthen the NDC’s preparations for the 2024 elections, not to incite violence. Following the outcry that the comment sparked among Ghanaians, particularly in light of the country’s relative peace under the Fourth Republic, the former lawmaker clarified that Mahama was using an English idiom.
“Even though ‘do or die’ is commonly used in football, which I played at the colts level, it is generally used when the stakes are high.
Some of the Asante Kotoko-Hearts of Oak disputes have been dubbed “do or die” by Rev Owusu Bempah, not because there will be bloodshed, but because the stakes are so high. This, he claims, is merely what Mr Mahama intended and has nothing to do with violence.
He asserted that the NDC’s three-time flagbearer, regardless of the strategies he employs, will never become president, as he predicted in the past.
Although the presidential ‘seat’ has been taken away from John Mahama, a lot will depend on the candidate the New Patriotic Party (NPP) chooses for the 2024 elections, according to Rev Owusu Bempah.