General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party, John Boadu, says drawing similarities between John Mahama’s ‘do or die’ comment and President Akufo-Addo’s ’all die be die’ comment is unnecessary.
According to him, John Mahama should admit he goofed while making the comments and move on rather than use semantics to explain himself. This, he says, “will not change the situation.”
John Boadu answering a question from JoyNews’ Political Journalist Kwesi Parker-Wilson, Mr Boadu said “This is not ‘all die be die’, this is ‘do or die’ and this statement is arising out of desperation seeing what government is doing.”
“We expect that he also come out with pragmatic visionary alternatives for us all to discuss, rather than wasting our time and comparing ‘do or die’ and ‘all die be die’. I think it is unnecessary it is a slip that he needs to accept and move on.”
Former President Mahama during his ‘Thank You Tour’ in Bono East Region said the next elections will be a “do or die affair at the polling stations.”
Speaking on a Techiman-based radio station, Akina FM, he stated that the 2020 elections taught the NDC that elections can only be won at the polling stations, thus they will not let their guards down.
“We were clearly robbed but we accepted the verdict for the sake of peace, but I want to state here that the next elections would be won or lost at the polling station. so at the polling station, it will be do or die. I am not saying all die be die. I’m saying it will be do or die because the right thing must be done.”
“We will do everything to ensure that the election is free and fair. We will not cheat the NPP and we don’t expect anyone to cheat us either. Let the elections be peaceful and fair,” he added.
This statement attracted some backlash from some Ghanaians with some leaders in the NPP condemning the former Head of State.