First vice chairman of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, Alhaji Chief Sofo Azorka has warned the Member of Parliament for Kumbungu constituency in the Northern Region, Hon. Ras Mubarak to be circumspect over what he described as his “ill attitude” towards members of the party especially his constituency executives.
Azorka openly issued the staunch warning to the Kumbungu legislature in the presence of some party members during Thursday’s vetting of the NDC’s parliamentary aspirants at Global dream hotel in fuo, a surbub of Tamale.
“You have to be mindful over disagreements with your constituency executives or else, going forward it may cause your lose as MP”. Azorka admonished.
Northern regional second vice chairman of the NDC, Mr. Adolf who was also present when Azorka issued the warning could not hold but to also attest to the fact disclosing that
” following this persistent problem in Kumbungu, we the regional executives met with your constituency executives in after which we invited you (Ras Mubarak) on three (3) separate occasion to listen to your side of the story before we can try and mend you guys but you refused to show up”. Adolf said.
In his bid to lead the party for a second term going in to the 2020 general elections, Hon. Ras Mubarak have had series of problems with his constituency executives and is yet to mend up with them.
Apart from the constituency secretary James Sayibu Neindow who’s a close allied, the rest of the executives are at asunder with the MP.
Several attempts by the party’s stakeholders in the constituency and the regional executives to mend up issues have yielded no positive results.
Three (3) persons have been vetted and cleared by the party to contest in the upcoming Kumbungu constituency NDC parliamentary primaries.
They are, Abdallah Ibrahim Baba, a budget officer at the Tamale Technical University (TaTU), Dr. Hamza Adam a senior lecturer at the University for Development Studies (UDS) and the incumbent Ras Mubarak.
Many political commentators have therefore predicted the incumbent MP could loose the party’s August 24 parliamentary primaries should he fail to iron out his differences with the constituency executives.
The University lecturer Dr. Hamza Adam is the main contender and is tipped by many to beat the incumbent.
Ras Mubarak controversially won the 2015 NDC parliamentary primaries and subsequently won the 2016 general election which gave him the mandate to represent the people of Kumbungu constituency in Ghana’s Parliament.
He had previously attempted and failed to be MP at Ablekuma North in the greater Accra region.