Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has waded into the the controversial comments made by former president John Dramani Mahama while on his thank you tour in the Bono East Region.
Speaking at the maiden edition of Ghana construction Industry Excellence awards 2021 in Accra on Friday, September 10, Vice President Bawumia humorously encouraged the losers not to consider the awards a do or die affair in apparent reference to Mr Mahama’s controversial comments.
“You know when you go for these competitions or awards, it is not do or die, “he said in a jest. So, we wish you better luck in 2022.
But seriously if you go to court to challenge an election result and you have no pink sheets, then your case will die, he mentioned to abrupt decision in the auditorium.
In an interview with Techiman based Akina radio, where the three times National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential candidates said events during and after voting in the 2020 elections have taught his party a lot of lessons to make the 2024 polls a do or die affair for them.
We have learnt our lessons from the past happenings during the polls Mr Mahama said.
The 2024 election will be won or lost at the polling station. it will be do or die at the polling station.The right thing must be done during the polls. We will win the elections at the polling station and won’t wait for collation center results nor petition the Supreme Court if aggrieved he added.
The comments have since received condemnation in certain quarters but Mr Mahama has remained resolute and failed to retract them, saying they are different from the infamous All die be die comments made by then candidate Nana Akuffo Addo in 2012.
Mr Mahama further stated that, NDC must man the collation centers, make sure the pink sheet sheets are correct, make sure we get the right results and everything because maybe someone else will be a flagbearer. They will choose supreme court but if i become a flagbearer i am not going to court.
“We must win at the polling station or collation center.”