Fixing The Country Movement have condemned former President John Dramani Mahama’s ‘Do or Die’ comment.
According to the pressure group, such comment from a former President have the tendency of breaking the beautiful democracy Ghana has enjoyed all these years.
In a statement released on Wednesday September 8, 2021 and signed by the Convener, Fixing The Country Movement, Mr Ernest Owusu Bempah said former President Mahama made this damming comments on a Techiman-based radio station, Akina FM, while responding to questions in relation to the 2020 general elections.
According to him, Mr Mahama stated that the 2020 elections taught the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that elections can only be won at the polling stations and, thus 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.”
The Fixing The Country Movement condemned Mr Mahama’s desperation and call for violence, and the quagmire of recklessness that could threaten our democracy.
Mr Bempah said as the presumptive leader of the opposition NDC, Mahama should have known that his utterances have a potential to cause violence.
“It cannot be lost on us that Mr Mahama is perturbed and wanting to divert the attention of the good people of Ghana about President Akufo-Addo’s resilience to keep Ghana in one piece. It is evident that the success story of the Akufo-Addo regime is driving Mahama crazy so much that he would want to take us back to the dark days. But we are sending a warning signal to him and his enablers that the state security apparatus are ever ready for them,” he stated.
He added that Ghanaians expect Mahama to be a model of integrity and critical thinker.
“In a world of hostile competition, where leaders fight for national interests, we have lost our nation to relational political players, who barely understand the link between a policy statement and a nation’s moral development. While great leaders debate policies, the best way to move their nations forward, and protecting the young generation, the attention of the Ghanaian opposition political leadership is fixated on how to kill and maim for political power,” he stated laments.
Mr Bempah said former President Mahama is obviously ready to cause mayhem for the presidency.
“We are aware that Mahama is desperate for another shot at the presidency and will do anything for power, but we want to caution him to be watchful of his steps. When you’ve got poop all over your feet, you don’t walk on a white rag,” he cautioned.