Former President John Dramani Mahama’s comment which has generated a heated debate in the country has been defended by the Chief of Mfrante in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality in the Ashanti Region.
The former president, who was recently speaking as part of his Thank You Tour across the country passed a “Do or Die” comment in an attempt to charge his party supporters to be extremely vigilant in the 2024 General Elections so that the party is not shortchanged.
This comment has received a mixed reaction from a section of the population. Although some persons believe the comment has no violent connotations, others believe it is a recipe for electoral chaos and hence unreservedly condemned it.
But Nana Sekyere Bobo III, the chief of Mfrante sees nothing wrong with the statement made by the 2020 Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) last week.
The Chief, who was speaking on Sunday, September 12 when the former president called on him at the start of his two-day tour in the Ashanti Region as part of his nationwide Thank You tour noted that he cannot fathom why such a harmless statement by the ex-president has been misconstrued by a section of the population.
“It is just disheartening that the former president has been misconstrued in asking his own supporters to be vigilant at the polls in 2024. He only said whoever is given any task should be diligent in discharging it and making sure it is successfully completed. There is nothing wrong with what he said,” the chief of Mfrante opined.
He therefore encouraged the former president not to be discouraged by the reactions and the political twist given to his statement that has generated a national debtate because he foresees good times for him.
Nana Sekyere Bobo III attributed the spin on the ‘Do or die’ statement to detractors who only imputes negativity to whatever the three-time NDC leader says or does.
“I am very happy he has ruled out Supreme Court and charged his people to be vigilant so that thieves do not steal the results,” the Mfrante chief added.
Former President Mahama visited the Mfrante community to also commiserate with families of NDC supporters who were involved in an accident during the 2020 campaign trail.