National Chairman of United Progressive Party in Ghana, Kenneth Nana Kwame Asamoah has said the recently ‘Do Or Die’ comment made by the former president of the republic,John Dramani Mahama is a just a harmless Idiomatic expression.
According to him,when you read meaning to the expression it doesn’t cause any harm but the caliber of person who made that expression makes it look as if the expression is bad.
He said in a press conference held in Accra that,former president John Mahama has a larger group of followers and some may misinterpret the meaning of the expression he made and act otherwise.
Kenneth Nana Kwame Asamoah was not happy about the timing of the comment made by the former president of the republic and feared of it negative implications.
Revisiting a comment made by President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo when he was an opposition leader,Nana Kwame Asamoah maintained that ,the All Die Be Die comment passed by Nana Addo can’t be compared to that of President Mahama but drew a conclusion that looking at the number of people both have in the country, he doesn’t expect both to make such comments.
Though president Mahama said he only used an English idiomatic expression which does not connote the interpretation being spun on it but Kenneth Nana Kwame Asamoah is saying his position has an influence and we the ordinary Ghanaians will face it consequences should his supporters act.
On Tuesday, September 7 at the start of the resumption of President Mahama Thank You tour in the Bono East Region, the 2020 flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said the next polls must be won at the polling stations and it will be “do or die”.
“We have learnt our lessons from happenings during the 2020 polls,” he said on Techiman-based Akina FM.
“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.