Former President John Dramani Mahama has began a thank-you tour across the country. The first leg of his tour shall focus on the northern belt of Ghana, where he is expected to meet NDC supporters and Ghanaians in general. According to the schedule, John Mahama will be accompanied by former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, and a few national executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
This comes barely five months after the controversial Supreme Court ruling on the 2021 Presidential election. He took his tour to the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo region today. Former President Mahama has sent a strong warning of the NDC’s motive to protect the ballots during what he interprets as a “do or die” 2024 poll.
The NDC flagbearer is on a national thank-you trip despite his loss in the 2020 polls to incumbent President Akufo-Addo who garnered 51.59 percent of valid votes cast as against his 47.36 percent.
Per his assertions, following the party’s contentious loss in the 2020 elections, it has realized its mistakes and learnt lessons and has mobilized resources to gain a victory on the ground rather than seeking redress at the Supreme Court.
Representing his party on Techiman-based Akina FM’s morning show on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, as he started again the second stage of the Thank You tour, Mr Mahama, in an explanation to a question asked that lessons have been bitterly learnt and not forgotten.
“We have learnt our lessons from happenings during the 2020 polls. The 2024 elections will be won or lost at the polling station. It will be do-or-die at the polling stations. The right thing must be done during the polls. We will win the elections at the polling station and won’t wait for collation centre results nor petition the Supreme Court if aggrieved,” he said.
You can watch the video below