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Mahama’s ‘do or die’ comment is harmless, says Rev Owusu Bempah

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Rev Owusu Bempah, the founder of Glorious Word and Power Ministry, has unexpectedly come to the defense of former President John Mahama over his ‘do-or-die’ comment.

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According to Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, the idiomatic expression is not a call to violence.

“Even Kotoko and Hearts supporters say ‘do or die’ so I don’t believe Mahama meant any harm. Just as I defended ‘all die be die’, I don’t think ‘do or die’ is a call to violence, he told Accra-based radio station, Okay FM.

During his ‘Thank You’ tour of parts of Ghana, Mr Mahama reiterated his suspicion of Tuesday, September 7, that “we were clearly robbed, but we accepted the verdict for the sake of peace”.

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“I want to state here that the next elections would be won or lost at the polling station. So at the polling station, it will be ‘do or die’. I am not saying ‘all die dies. I’m saying it will be ‘do or die’ because the right thing must be done,” he told Techiman-based Akina FM.

Mr Mahama has been asked to apologize for the comment many believe is a call to violence but he has since insisted that ‘do or die’ is an idiomatic expression.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) said recent utterances by the former President is an indication that he is “frustrated”.

But Rev Owusu Bempah, an avowed critic of the former President said the ‘do or die’ comment has been taken out of context.

Rather, he said Mr Mahama has indicated that he will not take things for granted at the polling station ahead of the 2024 general elections.

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Owusu Bempah urged Ghanaians not to criticize John Mahama for calling on the grassroots of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The following is an audio interview with Rev Owusu Bempah:

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