Former President John Dramani Mahama says he won’t ever retract his do or die remark, which has drawn widespread controversy insisting that it’s an idiomatic expression. Mahama defined that the remark was meant to be a chunk of recommendation to members of his occasion, the opposition Nationwide Democratic Congress (NDC) to
urge all of them to take a seat up and never wait to be cheated on the polling stations earlier than working to the Supreme Courtroom to litigate election outcomes. Whereas on his Thank You tour within the Bono Area, the 2020 presidential candidate of the NDC on the Tuesday mentioned his occasion shall be extra vigilant throughout the 2024 common elections. The 2020 elections
have been rigged for the NPP. Now we have nonetheless accepted the ruling of Supreme Courtroom for the sake of peace. Nevertheless, come 2024, the NDC shall be additional vigilant on the polling stations as a result of that’s is the place the elections are received. So on the polling station [in the next election], will probably be do or die. I’m not saying all die be die. I’m saying it can
be do or die as a result of the best factor should even be completed, Mahama mentioned. Nevertheless, his critics consider assertion is in unhealthy style and demanded a retraction. However, Mahama talking on Moonlite FM in Sunyani mentioned he stands by his remark. It’s also an idiomatic expression. Within the English Language, we now have idioms in there. I feel these
who additionally left faculty early don’t perceive idiomatic expressions. Do or die means a vital project you have got, and you should all do the needful or perish. What it means is that [officials of the] NDC shouldn’t wait and go to the Supreme Courtroom once more. So we additionally must do no matter we have to do on the polling station and the
collation centres. So I received’t retract. The subsequent election for the NDC goes to be a do-or-die affair as a result of we now have to do the best factor on the polling stations. So I’m telling all our occasion executives that they have to be on the polling stations and ensure the best factor is finished. They need to all even be on the collation centres and ensure the best factor is finished.