University of Ghana’s Political Science Professor, Ransford Yaw Gyampo has indicated that Ex-President John Mahama’s ‘do or die’ statement undemocratic.
According to Gyampo, the former president could have used a different expression than ‘Do or die’ in referring to his party’s disposition towards the 2024 elections.
Prof Gyampo said as a leader, Mr Mahama failed to communicate effectively because one mark of leadership is “to say what you mean and mean what you say”.
Therefore, if a leader has to come out to provide further explanations over what he says, he failed the first time, he noted.
Earlier on John Mahama made a pronouncement in an interview on Techiman-based Akina Radio on Tuesday, September 7 at the start of the second phase of his Thank You tour that election 2024 will be a “do or die” at the polls.
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According to an interview sighted by Ghanaontheglobe.com by Gyampo and Accra based Tv3, he indicated that
“I talk to people to be able to write [and] to be able to earn a living and if you speak to people, this statement which is supposed to be harmless in the English Language has fired them up and all of a sudden, they are beginning to assert themselves and be talking about certain things that makes you believe that tomorrow if they say ‘Jack’, they will fight and they will want to do all manner of things.
“And I am saying that this is not quite good for our democracy.”