Ghanaian investigative journalist Manasseh Azure has slammed former president John Mahama over his controversial “Do or Die” comment.
The 2020 NDC presidential candidate stirred controversy when he said in Techiman on Tuesday 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.
But former Multimedia Group journalist Manasseh Azure has expressed his disappointment in the former president for endorsing violence.
According to him, Mahama has a good reputation of being tolerant and non-violent so he shouldn’t taint his legacy by imitating Akufo-Addo’s “All Die Be Die” comment.
“When I heard you declare that the 2024 presidential and parliamentary election would be “a do-or-die” affair, I was shocked… Our wise elders have thought us that a man who imitates the left-handed will eventually hurt himself. So, stop imitating others.
Be the John Mahama some of us know you to be,” he wrote on Facebook.