There are indications that a number of youth groups and some delegates from the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti of the ruling National Democratic (NDC) may not be voting for the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak.
Even though some members from a group called concern NDC delegates of Asawase is averse to the stance of the youth in the constituency, they are promising an overwhelming win for their preferred candidates Masawudu Mubarick if the party accept his nominations forms but said same cannot be promised for the incumbent MP and John Dramani Mahama if they disqualify their candidates.
At an emergency meeting to address the impasse at NDC regional office in Kumasi insisted that they are only interested in the justice and not Muntaka or John Mahama because without justice, victory can not achieved and have subsequently declared their unflinching support for an Aspiring candidate Masawudu Mubarick and John Dramani Mahama.
According to the youth, they cannot continue to support the MP who has refused account to them any development under his twelve years stewardship and as such will vote “skirt and blouse” or not even vote at all.
The youth have since removed posters of the incumbent MP, National executives and John Dramani Mahama and set them ablazed.
Meanwhile, a statement from the national office has confirmed that, Asawase NDC
Mubarik Masawudu has been suspended from the NDC.
The communication team of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, Asawase Constituency has said Mr Mubarik Masawudu was unable to file his nomination to contest in the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries because he has been suspended.
Mr Masawudu and his supporters went to the constituency office to file his nomination on Thursday, 18 July 2019 only to meet the office under locked.
The prospective aspirant and his supporters suspected the regional executives were conspiring against him so as to protect the incumbent MP, Muntaka Mubarak.
Mr Masawudu wondered why the office had been locked and deserted by the executives at a time that he was going to file his nomination.
But the party, in a statement, said the prospective aspirant has been suspended and, thus, cannot contest in the upcoming primaries.
“For the sake of clarity, the young man (Mubarick 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. He was duly referred to the disciplinary committee for consideration pursuant to Article 46(2) of the NDC’s constitution but he (Mubarick Masawudu) refused to honour the committee’s invitation; he was supposed to have cleared himself from the disciplinary committee before appearing for the form,” the NDC said in a statement.
Eric Nana Wiafe who is one of the leaders of the concern Asawasi NDC delegates said, their candidates went to their national headquarters and meet the assistant secretary madam Ayisi but didn’t not have to them.
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