Nobody should die because of your presidential ambition –Dr Mawutor tells Mahama
A Senior Lecturer of the University of Professional Studies (UPS) in Accra, Dr Kwaku Mensah-Mawutor has condemned the ‘do or die’ comment made by the former President and 2020 flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress, John Dramani Mahama.
According to him, the comment was unfortunate adding nobody should die because of Mr Mahama’s presidential ambition.
He noted the average Ghanaian was only interested in having their political parties win power and there was no need for them to lose their lives in the process.
“I think is unfortunate, it unfortunate… and you see when you telling people that 2024 elections is going to be do or die then it unfortunate, nobody should die because of your presidential ambitions. Nobody no Ghanaian, no blood”.
He said previous comment which incite violence were condemned by all and sundry, including Mr Mahama himself and this also deserve same condemnation although it might not carry the save gravity.
“No we have condemned all the electoral violence in this country, even the recent one we have condemned it and some are even calling for sanctions against the officers who committed these atrocities”.
2024 elections will be a ‘do or die affair
The former President and the 2020 flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) on Tuesday, September 7, while speaking on the Techiman base Akina FM during a Thank You tour said the party had learnt lessons from the happenings of the 2020 elections and would do everything to protect their win at the polling stations come 2024.
He said it would be a do or die affair, learning from their 2020 experience.
“We have learnt our lessons from happenings during the 2020 polls. The 2024 elections will be won or lost at the polling station. It will be do-or-die at the polling stations. The right thing must be done during the polls. We will win the elections at the polling station and won’t wait for collation centre results nor petition the Supreme Court if aggrieved,” he said.