Why should I apologize? – Mahama to critics of ‘boot for boot’ comment


Those expecting previous President John Dramani Mahama to apologize for threatening to release commotion on the governing New Patriotic Party in the 2020 elections on the off chance that if they don’t stop attacking members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) may have their expectations dashed as he isn’t prepared to do as such at any point in the near future.

Mr. Mahama after the assaults on individuals from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-decision said the NDC was more violent than the NPP however have been resigned in regard of the constitution and the standard of law.

“We are not going to joke in 2020 and I’m sounding a notice to the NPP – we are going to match them boot for boot,” he said.

But following criticism and call for an apology, Mahama had this to say:

“It is rather me they are accusing… they say I should come and apologize, the one who has been shot. I should come and apologize? Meanwhile, you won’t condemn the one who shot. We will not tolerate this in Ghana” he insisted.

Mr. Mahama made the remark when was speaking to NDC supporters on Saturday during his campaign tour of the Volta Region.

Spectators of Ghana’s political space had condemned John Mahama for making those declarations.

The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante earlier approached Mr. Mahama to apologize to the country for saying NDC will match the NPP boot-for-boot with violence in the 2020 polls.

According to him, as a former head of state, he should have known better.

“On the off chance that he said that, I would need to state that President Mahama, with all lowliness, I will beg him to apologize to the country. In putting forth that expression, he has truly made dread in the hearts of individuals and it’s not simply President Mahama I will say this to, I need to express this to every one of our pioneers, individuals we are gazing upward to in this country; that under such conditions one would expect that they will be the voice of intelligence, a voice that will quiet strain, a voice that will help Ghanaians to probably say: Indeed, we have pioneered,” he included.

Be that as it may, Mr. Mahama said “whenever NDC is in power, they [critics] are in every case extremely vocal. When something occurs, [they say] ‘this isn’t right’, and they are censuring.”

“Be that as it may, when their favored [NPP] government comes into power, everything is correct: ‘family and companions [government]’ is alright as long as they are qualified. You think NPP will be in power always,” he included.

At a similar occasion, the previous president cautioned that “the general population” will oppose if the legislature conveys overwhelming security in future races similarly as it did in the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-race.

“We are serving them take note. They will never convey such a power in any decision in Ghana again. We will oppose it. You haven’t seen equipped men fleeing previously? At the point when the intensity of the general population comes after you, you will run. This is the ‘all kick the bucket be to pass on’ rationality at work. We won’t acknowledge ‘all kick the bucket be to bite the dust’ in this nation.”

“They shouldn’t have gangsters wearing police outfits utilizing police vehicles and shooting projectiles at our blameless regular citizens.”


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