Masawudu Mubarak’s new campaign posters
NEW CAMPAIGN banners and posters of Masawudu Mubarak, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirant for Asawase in the Ashanti Region, have popped up within the constituency in the Asokore Mampong Municipality.
If the posters and banners are anything to go by, then Masawudu is determined to contest in the NDC primaries against the wish of the regional executives.
As a staunch member of the NDC, Masawudu was frustrated when he attempted to contest in the upcoming NDC Asawase Constituency primaries.
He was turned away when he visited the Asawase and Ashanti Regional offices of the NDC to pick a nomination form to take part in the party polls.
Masawudu, who looked determined, did not give up as he followed up to the NDC national office in Accra, where he eventually secured the nomination forms.
However, Masawudu’s nomination forms were not collected when he tried to submit them at the NDC national office after he had successfully filled them
The NDC office in the Asawase Constituency had informed the NDC national office that Masawudu had been suspended, a charge Masawudu vehemently debunked.
Meanwhile, whilst the controversy surrounding Masawudu lingered on, the incumbent Asawase NDC MP, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, had successfully submitted his forms.
Reports making rounds indicated that the NDC leadership in Accra had decided to investigate the matter, thereby putting Masawudu’s ambition in limbo, at least for now.
Interestingly, as Masawudu awaited his fate, his fresh posters could be seen at vantage points in the Asawase Constituency, especially at Aboabo.
The posters have a big picture of a smiling Masawudu, with the red, black, green and white colours of the opposition NDC in the background.
Also, the posters have inscriptions like ‘Empowerment, Progressive Leadership and Integrity’ and ‘Vote for Masawudu Mubarak as Parliamentary Candidate for Asawase’.
Meanwhile, some NDC members at Asawase, especially those that support Masawudu, are said to be putting pressure on him to contest as an independent candidate should the NDC unjustifiably disqualify him.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi