The National Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has insisted the party won’t allow the militarisation of the country’s democratic process going into the 2024 elections.
Speaking with party stakeholders at Oti region during former President John Mahama’s ‘Thank You’ tour, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo noted that the NDC has learnt its lessons and will not tolerate the militarisation of civilian elections in the country in 2024.
“Never in the history of our country will we allow soldiers to bring guns to collation centers after elections killing Ghanaians. It will not happen in 2024 in a civilian election,” Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said.
He stressed that “Jean Mensah’s office is like a military zone and the NDC will fight tooth and nail to make sure that militarisation of our democratic process do not occur as we go to 2024 election.”
Explaining Mr Mahama’s do or die comment, Mr Ofosu-Ampofo said “when Mr Mahama says do or die it can be likened to Hearts of Oak winning a first leg game against WAC of Morocco and going to Morocco for a second leg. Will that match not be a do or die affair for Hearts of Oak? So when President Mahama says do or die, it means let us prepare ourselves, lets cover every polling station…because we’ve said we’re not going to the supreme court again…”