Popular Ghanaian pastor, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah has defended Ex-President John Dramani Mahama on his do-or-die comment.
The NDC leader was heavily criticised after he remarked in an interview on Akina FM that the 2024 general elections will be a do-or-die affair looking at their previous experience.
“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,” he said.
After he was chastised for his comment, Mr Mahama hit back: “In English, we have idiomatic expressions. Those who dropped out of school do not understand idiomatic expressions. ‘Do or die’ means a critical assignment you have and you must do the needful or perish. And so you must do the needful…I meant NDC must not wait to go to the Supreme Court again. What we must do at the polling station and collation center must be done!”
Sharing his view on this in an interview on Neat FM that Newshuntermag.com has come across, the Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministry International said there’s nothing wrong with Ex-President Mahama’s statement.
He reiterated that the NDC leader is talking about their well-preparedness for the next election.
While he sees nothing wrong, he likened it to football–where do-or-die is mostly used, referring to the team with a high stake.
Despite his defence, Rev Owusu Bempah stressed that Mahama cannot become president no matter the tactics he will use as he prophesied some time ago.
He, however, added that a lot will depend on the candidate that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will select for the next elections.