Founding President of Imani Africa, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe has condemned the ‘do or die’ comment from former President John Dramani Mahama.
Ex-President John Dramani Mahama speaking on Techiman-based Akina FM’s on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as part of his thank-you tour, said the NDC acted diplomatically amidst the military intimidations and use of pro-vigilante groups in the last election.
According to him, the party has learnt its lessons and for that matter, the 2024 election 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 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,” Mahama shared.
According to Franklin Cudjoe, the comment is no different from the ‘all die be die’ comment of sitting President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo when he was in opposition.
“JM [John Mahama], respectfully your ‘do or die’ comment is in the same league as Nana Addo’s ‘All die be die’. Not cool,” Mr. Franklin Cudjoe said in a Facebook post.
In another post that followed, the IMANI Africa President said, “I wish all those defending JM’s “do or die” comment will pause to understand that for a man who is not naturally violent, he can only be urged not to become one. Good day.”
Although some have defended Mahama, many Ghanaians that have seen the comment on social media insists that such comments should not come from a man that once ruled the country and could become a president again in the future.
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo