Ghanaians have been divided over the latest comment made by former president John Dramani Mahama on his nationwide thank you tour. Newspapers and social media have been ringing with indignation about the comment, which has gained attention from most Ghanaians over the past hours.
Former President John Dramani Mahama made a comment about the National Democratic Congress's preparations towards the 2024 next general elections. In an interview at Akina FM in the Bono Region, John Dramani Mahama indicated that the 2024 election will be a do or die polls. He also stated that the NDC has learnt their lessons from the last contest and have spotted every means used by a certain party to rig the elections.
However, it seems the aforementioned comment did not go down well with most Ghanaians who have shared divergent views on the statement. Numerous comments on social media suggest that some section of Ghanaians have registered their displeasure for the statement. Many Ghanaians especially, from the camp of the NDC have also jumped to the defense of Mahama, providing vivid explanation to the phrase used by their leader.
Today, September 8, 2021 Honourable Alhassan Suhuyini of the NDC and former Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Oko Boye was interviewed on Tv3 NewDay by vibrant journalist, Johnny Hughes. It was a heated discussion as Johnny Hughes sought to question the NDC MP to explain what Mahama meant by his statement.
According to Alhassan Suhuyini, he finds it very difficult to come to terms with some Ghanaians who have attempted to misquote the former President. He stated emphatically that the dictionary gives a correct meaning to the words, which does not mean anything harmful. He indicated that Mahama meant that the NDC after having learnt their lessons in 2020 will "persist even till death" in the next elections.
However, it seems this comment did not go down well with the host Johnny Hughes who called for a more explanation to the words. According to Johnny, it is about time political leaders find the correct words that are in line without democratic ethics when communicating. He was worried about how some Ghanaians might take it out if context and misbehave during the elections.
Johnny Hughes said, "Is that why Mahama said do or die. My problem is that Mahama knew he was speaking to people of Ghana. Don't you think that people may take his words out of context and misbehave on the elections day."
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