My ‘Do or D!e’ comment doesn’t mean violence – Mahama explains

Former President John Dramani Mahama has replied persons calling for his arrest over the ‘Do or D!e’ comment he made ahead of the 2024 general election.

Symathizers of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) have called for the arrest of the aspiring presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over his ‘Do or D!e’ statement.

This follows after the opposition NDC petitioned the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for the arrest of Minister of Agriculture Bryan Acheampong for threatening that the NPP will never hand over power to the NDC that the party will demonstrate it has the men should the NDC attempts to cause any confusion in the 2024 elections.

Well, Mr. Mahama speaking to delegates from Abuakwa North and South at Akyem Osiem Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Mr. Mahama clarified that his Do or Die affair comment is not inciteful.

“When I say the 2024 election is do or die, when you check in the dictionary it means something that is very critical that you have to risk everything to prevent failure that is what we call Do or Die. So when I say Do or Die it doesn’t mean we are going to take cutlasses and clubs to attack people that is not the mean”.

Mr. Mahama challenged the NPP to take a dictionary to glean the meaning of the phrase.

“Those misinterpreting it should take their dictionary to read the meaning of Do or Die. Because our Party’s future depends on it we cannot lose this election. The implications are going to be very dire for our party. So we are going to work hard and make sure we win the election. We are not going to give any space for any cheating. Because I know if the election of 2024 is free and fair NDC will win it so we don’t have any rigging plan we don’t want to cheat anyone. So we won’t allow anyone to cheat us. We won’t attempt to rig the 2024 election and we will not allow anybody to rig the 2024 election”