Former President John Mahama has responded swiftly to critics, particularly from the governing New Patriotic Party NPP to retract and apologize for his recent comments, saying it is an idiomatic expression.
According to him, it is not a prediction of violence in the next general elections, as they want to make it look.
He said the statement has been misconstrued by the NPP.
During his ‘Thank You’ tour, John Mahama reiterated this suspicion on Tuesday, September 7, that; “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,” he told Techiman-based Akina FM.
“What I’m saying is, NDC must not wait to go to the Supreme Court. We have to be vigilant at the polling station and collation centres. And so I don’t retract. The next election for NDC is going to be a do or die affair,” he concluded.
Since the comments attracted condemnation from a section of the Ghanaians, IMANI Africa’s boss, Franklin Cudjoe and a veteran journalist, Ben Ephson are the public figures to ask the former president to retract his comments.