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Former President John Mahama has explained the phrase “Boot to boot, do-or-die” as a special slogan for the Ashanti Region.

Former Ghanaian President and 2024 flagbearer aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has clarified his recent comments about the upcoming election being a “boot for boot” and “do-or-die” affair. According to Mahama, the statement was not a call to violence but rather a call to vigilance and accountability at the polls.

Speaking to party supporters during his regional campaign tour, Mahama stressed the importance of the Ashanti Region in securing victory for the NDC. He noted that the party often relaxed its efforts in the region because it was not considered a stronghold, but in reality, the numbers they received there were sometimes larger than two or three regions combined.

Mahama explained that the “boot for boot” mantra meant that the NDC would not allow anyone to cheat them, comparing it to a football match where both teams wear boots and compete fairly for the ball. He reiterated the statement during his campaign tour in the Bono East Region, stating that the NDC would match their opponents “boot for boot” and the vote would be a “do-or-die” affair.

Apart from Mahama, other contenders for the NDC’s upcoming flagbearership contest include Dr. Kwabena Duffour, businessman Ernest Kwaku Kobeah, and Kojo Bonsu, former Mayor of Kumasi. Mahama expressed confidence in the NDC’s chances of winning the 2024 elections

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