VIDEO: It will be a ‘Do or Die affair’, I won’t retract
The former President and 2020 Flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress , Mr John Dramani Mahama has shoot down calls to retract the ‘Do or Die’ comment he made on Akina FM at Techiman in the Bono Region.
According to him, do or die was an idiomatic expression and simply means one had to do what he had to do or perish hence he would not retract.
He explained in a video sighted by GhanaPlus.com, that the 2020 elections were flawed and they let go upon the Supreme Court ruling so the party would do the needful at the polling stations and the collation centers to secure their vote come December 2024.
“Those who don’t understand English and quit school early don’t understand Do or Die. Do or Die is an English idiom. When you come to our Africa we have proverbs, we speaks in proverbs so when we are speaking to you we will not speaking to you in plain language, we will speak to you in proverb”.
“In English we have idiomatic expression, those who quit school early, don’t understand idiomatic expression. Do or Die means a critical assignment you have and you must do the needful or perish so what I am saying is that NDC we should not wait and go to the Supreme Court again, what we have to do at the polling stations and the collations centers we must do and so I don’t retract”.
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.
The comment has since received widespread criticism from the a section of the public including the opposition New Patriotic Party.