For over a week now Asawase constituency has been in the media and has made a lot of banner headlines suggesting that Masawudu Mubarak has been denied NDC nomination form.
Indeed, Newstimesgh.com can confirm that he was denied the filling of nomination forms as the party’s head office in Kumasi was shutdown throughout the last day of forms submission.
However, one might be wandering why a party faithful like Masawudu would be barred from contesting Muntaka in the upcoming NDC primaries.
The very answer to people doubts could be said that Mubarak Masawudu was suspended by the party as at 3rd May, 2019 following several cases of misconduct and bridge of the party’s constitution. This according to the party executives of Asawase.
He was duly referred to the disciplinary committee for consideration pursuant to Article 46(2) of the NDC’s constitution but he (Mubarak 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 Asawase executives in an interview said Masawudu was suspended by the Executive Committee of the Party”.
Masawudu’s delegation refused to present his party membership ID when the executives requested for it on Wednesday 10th July, the day the NDC opened nominations for interested candidates to apply for positions in the upcoming parliamentary primaries.
The delegation only produced the Membership ID in picture of which is unacceptable per the party’s constitution demands.
Records of the NDC show that Mr. Kofi Adams was denied of a nomination form during the Buem constituency bye-election because of suspension.
In the NPP Brenya of Asawase was denied the forms to contest during the NPP’s internal elections, because he was on suspension.
Many people have been denied a position as a result of suspension so why should the case of Asawase be different?”, the executives asked.
The executives have place on record that, “Mubarak Masawudu’s failure to pick the nomination form, was due to his disregard to the NDC’s constitution and nothing more.
The guidelines for the parliamentary primaries are there to guide the due processes and the constituency executives would under no circumstance subvert the constitution or any party guideline.
The executives still stand firm by their point that Masawudu do not qualify to pick any form from the NDC Asawase office to contest Alhaji Muntaka.
Therefore “Asawase remains solid for the NDC and would have Muntaka Mubarak continuing as our MP”.
By: Joe Marfo