The incumbent Member of Parliament for the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti region Alhaji Mohammed Mubarack Muntaka has 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.
According to him, claims he is afraid of being beaten in the primaries by 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 the contest, 100 supporters of Masawudu can never unseat me. I will win over him each day the party opens a contest between myself and him. However, I will never support the party bending the rules of our party because of one parliamentary hopeful, ’’ he said Ultimate FM’s, Isaac Bediako Justice.
The Asawase NDC has been in the news following the party’s refusal to receive Masawudu Mubarack’s nomination forms after the regional executives realized he had been suspended at the constituency level.
Many constituents of the NDC in Asawase and other political watchers are, however, accusing the minority Chief whip of Parliament of using his position in the party to sabotage the young politician.
But the former sports minister says the party structures must be respected by all members.
He stressed: “ I’m patiently waiting for the party to take action against him on his actions at the regional party office were they burnt lorry tyres in a form of demonstration at the party’s Ashanti regional office, his attack on the national deputy secretary of the party Barbra Asamoah over the weekend in Accra. You went to party office with macho men from Nima right, if we are also to release our boys to react to your actions can you stand us”.