Massawudu Mubarick and Muntaka Mubarak
Massawudu Mubarick and Muntaka Mubarak

Masawudu Mubarik, the disqualified opponent of Asawase Member of Parliament, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, has said the news of his disqualification was broken to him through a Whatsapp message.

He said the message came from the Regional Secretary of his party.

Mr Mubarick said though he humbly accepts the decision of the party, for now, he feels his disqualification by the Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of his party was unfair and went against the democratic tenets of the National Democratic Congress.

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Mr Muntaka was declared the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for the Asawase Constituency for the 2020 general elections, unopposed, by his party.

The decision followed the disqualification of his only contender, Massawudu Mubarick, by the FEC.

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A release signed by General Secretary of the NDC, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said the decision to disqualify Mr Mubarick followed the acceptance of the report of a Committee for Settlement of Outstanding Disputes, the Doe Adjaho Committee, at a FEC sitting on Tuesday, 3 September 2019.

But reacting to his disqualification on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Wednesday, a distraught Mubarik said claims that he never held any position in the party was false.

He said he has never undermined Mr Muntaka as alleged by the party’s General Secretary.

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“I have served as a branch communications officer in Asawase Constituency from 2013 so all those allegations are false,” he noted.

Asked what his next step would be, Mr Mubarick said: “for now, I accept the decision of the party to disqualify me, however, I will listen to the grassroot on the next step.

He added that with Muntaka Mubarak as the candidate, it will be difficult for the NDC in 2020.

Source:|Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy