‘Do or Die’ comment promoting vigilance; not inflammatory – Bonaa
Written by admin on September 8, 2021
Security Analyst Adam Bonaa says the ‘do or die’ comment by former President John Mahama is inflammatory as being interpreted by a section of the public.
According to him, the statement was just a call for political parties to be vigilant during the next general elections.
Mr Mahama on Tuesday served notice that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not take chances with the 2024 elections insisting polling stations will be a “do or die” affair.
According to the 2020 flagbearer of the opposition party, the electoral commission deliberately took measures to ensure that President Akufo-Addo and the NPP won the 2020 elections.
The statement has ignited reactions from many, with some security persons saying the comment will have security implications as the next election approaches.
But reacting to the comment, Mr Bonaa said “if you ask me, I’ll say it’s one of those things politicians say. From a security point of view, I don’t think it’s inflammatory.”
“I’ve heard the NPP and NDC having a go at it each other. It’s good for our democracy but if you ask me, I don’t see it as inflammatory.”
He added that “my understanding of ‘do or die’ is that politicians or those who’ll go to the ballot and vote must be vigilant. If we’re vigilant, all the violence will not happen. I believe we have come of age as a country that it’s not what you tell me that I’m going to do.”
“I heard the former president say we’ll not go to the Supreme Court but I disagreed with him. There will have to be Supreme Court if there’s a disagreement.”