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The illiterates and half educated do not understand do or die, Mahama replies Abronye and Wuntumi

Wednesday, 8th September 2021

The former resident of Ghana HE John Dramani Mahama made a statement yesterday on Akina FM which has expectedly become very topical in Ghana. Speaking on election 2020 on Akina in the Morning in Techiman, the flagbearer of the opposition NDC in the last election said his party had learnt lessons from the previous election and the supreme court ruling on the election petition. He said the next election will not end in court as the NDC will make sure all disputes are settled at the polling stations.

He used the term "do or die" to explain himself. "There were frauds in the last election and we have learnt our lessons. The 2024 election will be won or lost at the polling stations. We will not wait and later petition the supreme court. It will be a do or die affair at the polling stations. I didn't say all die be die oo, I said do or die. The right things must be done at the polling stations or never", Mahama boldly declared.

But in reaction, top NPP officers have called for the head of Mr. Mahama for beating war drums. According to Chairman Wuntumi of Ashanti region, Mr. Mahama should be prepared to die at Bole polling station on the election day. On his part Abronye stated that Ghanaians should allow the wife and children of Mr Mahama to lead the do or die campaign. He said Mr. Mahama wanted to sacrifice innocent lives for his presidential ambition.

Well, the former president has been throwing more lights into his comments. Speaking on Moon FM today in Sunyani today monitored by CitizenOne, President Mahama described his critics as half educated and illiterates, apparently referring to Wuntumi and Abronye. Mr. Mahama explained that 'do or die' is an English idiomatic expressions which has nothing to do with death or killing.

When asked to explain what that idiom meant, the communications expert said, do or die means do the right thing with all your might or perish. Explaining further, John Mahama said, the NDC had a lot of work to do ahead of 2024. And the party will not leave any stone unturned. He noted that, the NDC stands to lose (perish) if it doesn't ensure that the right things are done at the polling stations.

"We no longer trust the EC neither do we trust supreme court to deliver justice in the event of disputes. We will therefore ensure that what needs to be done at the polling stations are done. Refusing to do that means the elections will be rigged again and NDC stands to lose. If someone refers to this as beating war drums, it means the person doesn't understand because of his illiteracy', Mahama stated.

The former president is in Sunyani for the day two of his thank you tour to the middle belt of the country. CitizenOne shall bring followers updates of his visit in subsequent editions.

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