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11.09.2021 Politics

'Do or Die' comment unbefitting of a former President - Joseph Kpemka blasts Mahama

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Joseph Dindiok Kpemka
LISTEN SEP 11, 2021
Joseph Dindiok Kpemka

A former Deputy Minister of Justice, Joseph Dindiok Kpemka has condemned former President John Dramani Mahama for his ‘do or die’ comment that has created controversy in the past week.

The former President on a Techiman-based radio station, Akina FM earlier this week said the 2020 elections has taught the NDC that elections can only be won at the polling stations, hence 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 stated.

But the former Deputy Attorney General Joseph Dindiok Kpemka noted that it is unbefitting of a high profile personality who in the past served in the highest position as the President of Ghana to make such a comment.

“If any ordinary member of the society goes out there to express himself on a subject and says that elections will be a do-or-die affair, I may give that person the benefit of the doubt.
“But you have a person, a well-placed and respected person of our society, high-profile, who has occupied the highest position of this country and he just didn’t jump there, he started from the grassroots and by dint of grace and hardwork, he got all the way up there as the Number One gentleman of the country,” Joseph Dindiok Kpemka said in an interview on 3FM.
He continued, “If you engage in this kind of politicking and then it blows up at the base in your face, you may not be able to handle whatever will be the outcome of that catastrophe and you have no idea the number of people who will be ready to die for him to be president. You have no idea.”

According to him, the ‘Do or Die’ comment is bound to cost ex-President Mahama and the NDC in the 2024 general elections.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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