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NDC primaries : Masawudu can never unseat me - Muntaka

By Wendy Amarteifio
Member of Parliament for the Asawase constituency, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarack Muntaka
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The incumbent MP for the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti region Alhaji Mohammed Mubarack Muntaka says his contender Masawudu Mubarack can never unseat him in the NDC primaries.

The Asawase NDC Masawudu Mubarack who is seeking to challenge Muntaka Mubarak for the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries was unable to file his nomination form at the party’s headquarters in Accra last week.

Alhaji Muntaka has also denied using his influence in Parliament to block his contender Masawudu Mubarack from filing his nomination forms to contest him in the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the NDC.

Speaking to Starr FM, Muntaka said claims that he is afraid of losing in the primaries to Masawudu are baseless.

“Muntaka won't remain in parliament forever, I have always been contested in parliamentary primaries of NDC in the constituency but I always win, so I’m never afraid of contest, 100 supporters of Masawudu can never unseat me. I will win over him each day the party open a contest between myself and him. However, I will never support the party bending the rules of our party because of one parliamentary hopeful. ’’


Angry supporters of parliamentary aspirant hopeful Masawudu Mubarack stormed the regional office at Asokwa last week to submit his nomination form but the office was locked, a move they suspected was aimed at frustrating their candidate.

An executive member of the party, who spoke on condition of anonymity said the executives of the party at a meeting decided not to sell the forms to him because he is under suspension for violating the constitution ahead of the upcoming parliamentary primaries.

Meanwhile, the NDC in a statement noted he has been suspended and therefore cannot contest in the upcoming primaries.

“For the sake of clarity, the young man (Mubarak Masawudu) was unable to pick the nomination forms because he was suspended by the party as of 3rd May 2019 following several cases of misconduct and breach of the party’s constitution''.