The student wing of the National Democratic Congress Tertiary Educational Institutions Network( Tein) branch at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology says recent “Do or Die” comment made by Former President John Mahama has been misconstrued.
The student wing, argues that, the former president is a peacemaker and under his administration the country enjoyed peaceful elections in 2012 and 2016.
“It thus comes as a surprise that so many people have misconceived the message of President Mahama, a man of integrity, goodwill and much humility,” a statement jointly signed by President Theophilus Berchie said.
“Clearly, the overly done scrutiny of the Ex-President’s words is simply an attempt to put him in the bad light of the public and a clear message that some unseen forces are cowed by the might and power that his words have stirred in Ghanaians.
“We wish to send a message of goodwill and solidarity to His Excellency, urging him to continue in his advocacy and assuring him that we as students and members of TEIN are solidly behind him.”
It said the student wing of the party cannot be intimidated by any persons.
“We urge all our members to stand firm in these times as we prepare to go all out for the 2024 General Elections.”
Mr Mahama’s comments on Tuesday, September 8 in Techiman has stirred controversy as he called on NDC members to be vigilant at the polling stations and not think of future settlement at the Supreme Court.
“We have learnt our lessons from happenings during the 2020 polls,” Mr Mahama said on Akina Radio.
“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.”
TEIN-KNUST pointed out that if change will take place, then better and equal opportunities must be afforded the entire populace.
“Ghanaians are tired of this government and their failure to solve the latent economic crisis and the widespread corruption that has been evidently seeded in this regime,” it said, concluding: “The 2024 Elections is indeed a ‘do or die’ affair and we are more than proud to preach this narrative”.