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Thu, 09 Sep 2021 Politics

Comparing harmless ‘do or die’ to ‘all die be die’ preposterous – Tamale Central MP defends Mahama

Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Murtala MohammedMember of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Murtala Mohammed
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Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Murtala Mohammed has hit back at critics blasting former President John Dramani Mahama over his ‘do or die’ comment.

Speaking on a Techiman-based radio station, Akina FM, Mr. Mahama stated that the 2020 elections taught the NDC that elections can only be won at the polling stations, thus they will not let their guards down in 2024.

“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,” Mahama said.

Subsequently, there has been backlash directed to the former president with many insisting that his comments are as bad as President Akufo-Addo’s ‘all die be die’ comment.

Waving into the argument, Tamale Central MP Murtala Mohammed says unlike the ‘all die be die’ comment which was violent-driven, Mahama’s ‘do or die’ is an idiom and dictionary word which means harmless.

“When you begin to juxtapose the ‘Do or Die’, which is absolutely harmless with ‘All Die Be Die’, it is absolutely preposterous. And I have realized that a section of the public, especially a section of the media, that is the first basis for them to have a justification of condemning ex-President Mahama, they must put the ‘Do or Die’ with that irresponsible, violent-driven ‘All Die Be Die’ at par,” the Tamale Central MP said in an interview on TV3 on Thursday.

Hon. Murtala Mohammed continued, “…the moment you do that, once you are able to establish that wrong footing then they go ahead to say ex-President Mahama made a mistake.”

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
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