“Former President John Dramani Mahama, without regard to his stature as a statesman, proudly touted across various platforms, the revolutionary root of the NDC and their unparalleled capacity when it comes to unleashing violence for political gain. Further to this, are his comments to the effect that the NDC’s approach to the elections of 2024 shall be one of “do or die” and “boot-for-boot”. Invariably, this speaks to their unwavering resolve to use fair or foul means to procure electoral advantage, regardless of the consequences.”
The above were words of New Patriotic Party’s petition signed by the National Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, popularly called ‘Nana B’ to the Criminal Investigation Department of Ghana Police Service to arrest, investigate and prosecute former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress(NDC) National Chairman, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia for offensive and treasonable conduct.
According to NPP, Mr. Mahama during the electioneering campaign in 2020 said the NDC will face the NPP boot for boot if the NPP continues to intimidate the NDC with hooligans and vigilante groups. The former President is also to have said the upcoming 2024 general elections will be a ‘do or die’ affair for the NDC.
Mr. Henry Nana Boakye, the NPP National Organiser said these conducts are contrary to Sections 180 and 207 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29) respectively, and which offences are to be dealt with pursuant to Section 1 of the Criminal and Other Offences (Procedure) Act, 1960 (ACT 30).
“When he was asked during a media interview what he meant by ‘boot-for-boot’ and ‘do or die”, and whether with the benefit of hindsight, he would want to retract those incendiary comments, John Dramani Mahama insisted that he meant what he said and that he was never going to retract,” Nana B added in the petition.
Nana Boakye on the part of the Johnson Asiedu Nketia said he has repeatedly “threatened fire and brimstone” to ensure the victory of the NDC in the 2024 general elections.
“He has disclosed that the elections shall be bloody and that his party was willing and ready to sacrifice lives to ensure their victory in 2024. He is on record to have stated unequivocally during his victory speech following his election as the National Chairman of the NDC, on December 18, 2022, that, it was time for members of the NDC to continue the fight to win the second Independence of Ghana, and that, they are prepared to sacrifice everything including their lives for an NDC victory in the 2024 general elections.”
Attached below is a copy of the petition.