General Secretary of the NDC has asked those who still do not understand John Mahama’s earlier “do or die” statement to consult the dictionary for further help.
According to him, the former President did not err in using such words since they do not contain any malice.
Mr Mahama has come under pressure after announcing that the 2024 elections will be a ‘do or die” affair at the polling station as far as the NDC are concerned. Many have called for him to retract the statement since it does not promote political tolerance.
However, Mr Aseidu Nketiah has come to the defence of Mahama with the explanation that those who are calling for the 2020 Presidential candidate’s head may not understand English.
“What has Mahama done wrong? I think people want to disrupt us from the good things we are doing. When we say ‘do or die’ assignment, it means you must use all your energies to do something, I don’t see how this is problematic unless for those who do not understand or fail to understand the obvious.
“He was communicating in the English language. And in the English language, there are idiomatic expressions. Whoever does not understand it, may look it up in the dictionary. It is the Queen’s language.”
“We don’t think this should be something people should be worried about at all. So if no one is interested in destroying the results, why should that statement scare anybody? I don’t see why people should make a fuss about this thing at all. I am so surprised about this hypocrisy.
“People are trying to make mountain out of a molehill. If someone has issues with this, he should go and blame his English teacher, he should not be worrying us”, he said on Citi FM