Standoff at NDC party office in Asawasi over parliamentary nomination forms

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Campaign to unseat NDC Member of Parliament for Asawasi Constituency, Muntaka Mubarak has gathered serious momentum as the party opens nominations ahead of the parliamentary primaries.

Dailymailgh.com can report that tension is brewing in the constituency following a serious division of the party hierarchy, as a new person emerges to unseat the Minority Chief Whip.

Our Ashanti Regional Correspondent reports that some delegates of the party in the Constituency have formed camps to throw their support for Muntaka Mubarak and the prospective parliamentary aspirant, Mubarick Masawudu.

Supporters of the prospective aspirant are already accusing constituency executives of frustrating the election process.

Their anxiety heightened after they stormed the party’s constituency office to pick forms for Masawudu Mubarick, who is currently out of the country.

But they were left disappointed after issues of party identification card prevented them from going through the electoral process.

Speaking to Dailymailgh.com, the supporters served notice; they will resist attempts by the executives to disqualify Mr Masawudu from contesting the Asawasi MP in the upcoming parliamentary primaries.

Fatiu Salihu, a spokesperson for the Concerned NDC Youth in the Asawasi Constituency and a staunch supporter of Mr Masawudu, explained that the constituency executives of the party were deliberately trying to frustrate their candidate from contesting the incumbent MP.

He explained that when the Member of Parliament for the area, Muntaka Mohammed turned up to pick his forms, the process was not as strenuous as it was for his candidate.

He, was however confident of his candidate’s chances going into the primaries, adding that he will emerge victorious.

He further called on their supporters to exercise restraints even as they diligently go through the nomination processes.

“They are doing this to frustrate our efforts, but I am sending a word of caution to whoever is behind this, that it will not work. Whether they give us this today or not, we are going to pick this nomination, we are going to contest this election and we are going to win.

“I have it from source that the Member of Parliament picked his nominations himself and such details were not asked. Why us? We are equally, members of this party. I am pleading with all to exercise restraint ahead of this election. We can only win this election if we are patient and very firm”, he said.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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