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My Parents Did Not Raise Me To Be ‘Ruffian’ – Mahama Resists ‘Violent’ Tag



The 2020 National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama has insisted he’s no violent person.

The former president has been receiving backlash after stating that the 2024 elections wills be a do or die affair.

According to him, President Akufo-Addo has enrolled thugs and hooligans into the security services ensuring elections in the country are forced to go his way.

“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.

Speaking on Techiman based Akina FM in reaction to the backlash, he said he was not raised a violent person and will always remain the calm person he is.

“We all have our beliefs and we all have different upbringings. I was not raised to be a ruffian. I was raised to be polite, gentle and civil to every human being. To be sensitive to people irrespective of who you are. That’s how I was raised,” he explained.

“I can’t change that character and say I am going to be macho, ruffian or fight…The point is not everyone can do it. But you must not change your character because of politics. For the sake of the peace of the country, you must let go of some things. Otherwise, when one says I won’t agree and another disagrees, people will die… and you have to be responsible” he added.


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