Former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffour has called for calm, following former President John Dramani Mahama’s ‘do or die affair’ comment which fomented discussions in the media with many criticising him.
Political commentators have likened the words of Mr. Mahama to President Akufo-Addo’s ‘all-die-be-die’ comment, describing it as intimidating and violence-inducive for which reason they call on him to retract the statement.
Adding his voice to the call, Mr. Duffour, a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) noted that, peace is what the country needs with collective growth and development, but not instability, hence must be upheld.
“This is the time for peace and cooperation, not for violence and divisiveness. Leadership is not about ego or even Election Day, but putting the health, prosperity and safety of Ghanaians first every single day, all year round. Our children are hungry, our people are hurting, let’s not resort to conflict but come together for the betterment of all,” he admonished.
He added: “When the country wins, its leader wins, and the success of the weakest among us should be the only priority for the strongest among us. This cannot be achieved through harsh words, violence or politicking, but through peace, humility and hard work.”
While reminding the public that “it is important to remember that words matter and carry great weight,” he holds the belief that the party colours can never “trump the unity of red, yellow and green”.