The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has made mockery of the “do or die” comments by former President John Dramani Mahama.
Speaking on Friday at the first edition of the Ghana Construction Awards ceremony, Dr. Bawumia said, “I wish to congratulate the award winners, and I wish those who could not make it, a better luck in 2022, you know, when you are going for this competition and awards it is not ‘do or die’” he said.
“Seriously, if you go to court to challenge an election results and you have no pink sheets, then your case will be die” he added.
Ex-President John Dramani Mahama while speaking on Techiman-based Akina FM on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as part of his thank-you tour, said the NDC acted diplomatically amidst the military intimidations and use the of pro-vigilante groups in the last election.
According to him, the party has learnt its lessons and for that matter, the 2024 elections will be a “do or die” affair.
“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 a do or dieaffairat 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 the collation centre results or petition the Supreme Court if aggrieved,” Mahama said.
The former president’s comments have since attracted condemnation from sections of the Ghanaian populace.
Imani Africa founding president, Franklin Cudjoe, managing editor of the Insight newspaper, Ben Ephson among others are asking the former president to retract those comments.
Story By: Alhassan Yakubu