Mahama's ‘Do Or Die' Comment Is Dangerous To Ghana's Democracy - Security Analyst

Ghanaians from all walks of life in one way or the other have condemned President John Mahama’s "do or die" affair comment, describing it as an unfortunate statement.

John Mahama has refused to apologize for the statement he made on Akina Radio at Techiman in the Bono-East Region during a ‘Thank You’ tour.

He has justified the comment and explained that it as an idiomatic expression.

But a Security Analyst and the Executive Director for the Jatikay Center for Human Security and Peace Building, Mr. Adib Saani says the “do or die” comment has dangerous repercussions on Ghana’s democracy.

Speaking to Peace FM's reporter, Pious Baidoo Banson, Mr. Adib Saani explained that Mr. Mahama’s comment could cause violence, hence cautioning politicians to be careful of their utterances.

Also speaking to the ECOWAS decision to suspend Guinea as its member due to their Military takeover, Mr. Saani said it is unfortunate that ECOAWS is always mute when some African leaders manipulate the constitution to suit their political interest and engage in politics of corruption, but will quickly issue a statement when there is a military takeover.