Calls for apology from Mahama over ‘do or die’ comment is nonsense; we won’t sit down again — Apaak

The brouhaha over former president John Mahama’s “boot for boot” and “do or die” comments don’t seem to be ending anytime soon as members of the ruling New Patriotic Parrty (NPP) are registering their misgivings.

The latest to share his views on the issue is the Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Clement Apaak who has described calls for an apology from the former president as “nonsense”.

Hon Apaak stated that the “NDC will not allow the NPP and their thugs to unleash mayhem on them like what happened in 2020.”

He noted that they will ensure that the right thing is done in the next election, “so the NPP does not subvert the will of the people in claiming power through violent means.”

But the NPP Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Adoagiri, Frank Annor-Dompreh insisted that the former President must apologise describing his statement as irresponsible.

Nsawam-Adoagyiri lawmaker feels Mr. Mahama is being reckless in his comments.

“It beats understanding how Mr. Mahama’s ‘Thank You Tour’ has degenerated into a platform for reckless commentary. How do a former President and former ECOWAS chair threaten electoral violence while belittling the ability of laws and the Supreme Court to deliver justice?

“Mr. Mahama must own up to his irresponsible statements and offer an unqualified apology to the people of Ghana, the people he hopes to lead,” he stated.


His comments didn’t go down well with his colleague MP for Builsa South who rebutted sharply in a discussion on Rainbow radio on Wednesday.

“Nonsense, Apologize for what. If you and your NPP think we will sit by for vigilantes to kill innocent Ghanaians and for persons you have appointed to head public and state institutions to subvert the true will of the people in 2024 like happened in 2020, you better think again. It will be do or die.


The former President while speaking in a radio interview during his “Thank You” tour of the Bono region noted that the NDC had learned some lessons from the 2020 general elections.

“Whatever happens, you have to learn your lessons. We have learnt our lessons with elections 2020. The 2024 elections would be won or lost at the polling stations. It would be a do or die affair at the polling stations,” he noted.

He however added that his “do or die” comment is not the same as Nana Addo’s “All die be die”.


James Appiakorang
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