The defeated presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 2020 general elections, John Dramani Mahama, has said Election 2024 will be “a do-or-die” affair at the polling stations for his party.
Speaking in a radio interview in Techiman in the Bono Region, Mahama said while the NDC has accepted the results of Election 2020 and the legitimacy of President Akufo-Addo as the elected leader of the country, they (he and his party) would be extra vigilant in the next general election, especially at the polling stations.
“All of us have agreed that President Akufo-Addo is our legitimate leader. He is our recognised leader. We have accepted the Supreme Court’s judgement but the point is, one has to learn lessons in everything that happens. We have learnt our lessons out of the 2020 elections,” Mahama said.
He added: “The election will be won or lost at the polling station, so at the polling station, it will be “do-or-die”. I did not say ‘all die be die’, I said it will be do-or-die, because the right thing must be done.”
“Thank you” tour
Mahama is currently embarking on the second phase of his nationwide tour to thank Ghanaians for their support and votes in the December 2020 elections.
The one week tour (7 to 13 September) will take him to the Bono East, Bono, Ahafo, Western North and Ashanti Regions of the country.
Mahama will meet with religious and traditional leaders, engage members, supporters and sympathisers of the NDC and also interact with the media.
Joining him on the tour are his running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, former Chief of staff Julius Debrah, national, regional and constituency executives of the NDC, and some former appointees.
The first phase of his tour took him to the five regions in northern Ghana last month.