Former president John Mahama has justified his controversial ‘do or die’ comments he made about the 2024 elections.
The 2020 NDC presidential candidate stirred controversy when he said in Techiman yesterday that 2024 elections is going to be a do or die affair, especially at the polling stations.
“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.
Many, however, have slammed the ex-president of Ghana, accusing the NDC leader of try cause war in Ghana
But responding to the criticisms over his comments, Mahama on Wednesday stated on Moonlight FM in Sunyani that he sees absolutely no problem using the expression “do or die” as it an idiom.
According to him, only illiterates or school dropouts that will find problem with the usage of “do or die”, as they do not understand it.
“In English, we have idiomatic expressions. Those who don’t understand English or dropped out of school do not understand idiomatic expressions. Do or die means a critical assignment you have and you must do the needful or perish. And so you must do the needful,” he said.
“I meant NDC must not wait to go to the Supreme Court again. What we must do at the polling station and collation center must be done!”
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