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He said nothing wrong- Owusu Bempah defends Mahama for the first time over ‘Do or Die’ comment

Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah has defended former President John Dramani Mahama for the first time over his controversial "Do or Die" comment during his Thank You tour, which has surprised several NDC members.

In an interview with Techiman-based Akina FM on Tuesday, September 7, the NDC flagbearer declared the 2019 general elections to be a "do-or-die" affair, citing events surrounding his defeat in the last elections. “From the events of the 2020 elections, we have learned our lessons,” he said.

Mr Mahama announced this as the second leg of his Thank You tour began. “At the polling station, the 2024 elections will be won or lost. At the polling locations, it will be a fight to the finish. 

During the elections, the proper thing must be done. We will win the elections at the polling station and will not wait for the results from the collation centers or file a petition with the Supreme Court if we are dissatisfied,” he declared.

Members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have slammed his remark, but a Kumasi-based priest, who is a vocal supporter of the party, has rushed to his rescue, arguing that Mahama did nothing wrong.

Rev. Owusu Bempah, speaking on Accra's Neat FM on Friday, September 10, said the comments just meant the NDC will step up its electoral preparations. Even in football, which he played at the colts level, he noted, the phrase "do or die" is frequently used, particularly when the stakes are high.

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