The Women’s Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the United States (U.S.) has taken a swipe at former President John Dramani Mahama for his comments that the 2024 elections will be a “do or die” at polling stations.
According to them, such comments was least expected from the former President and a presidential candidate of a recent election that cost seven lives and several others injured in 2020.
They noted that the comment, as made by the former President could be understood and misinterpreted by stalwart of political parties which may lead to a worst situation in the 2024 general elections.
In a press statement signed by Mrs Barbara Boafo, Women’s Organizer of the NPP-USA and copied to the Newsghana, election related violence does not only have negative consequences for women and children but also negatively impact communities and the country at large.
She therefore expressed worry about the comment and deemed it as unfortunate since violence would not help anybody.
She said though Mr Mahama has explained the comment it was not needful looking at the fact that the country just came out of an election that cost seven lives and several others injured.
She said women and children constitute more than half of Ghana’s population and same are the vulnerable and for that matter if anything untoward should happen before, during and after our elections, they are the ones who would be the most affected.
“It is against this background that we, the Women’s Wing of the NPP in the USA deemed the comment of Mr Mahama as unfortunate and wish to urge him to apologize to Ghanaians, especially women and children”, she emphasized.
She said political violence has no place in today’s day and age in Ghana in particular, and the world in general in that it does not only have negative consequences for women and children, but also their families with subsequent effects like psychological health.