The former Minority Chief Whip and incumbent lawmaker for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak, has expressed hopes of retaining the seat for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Asawase lawmaker who appeared before the vetting committee of the party, today, 5 April 2023, was accompanied by a huge crowd of supporters.
According to the lawmaker, the dream is to retain the Asawase seat and make the constituency the envy of the country.
The lawmaker who spoke to Class 91.3 FM’s Ashanti regional correspondent Elisha Adarkwah after his vetting, was grateful for the support of the constituents.
“How many people do you get to support you the way I have been supported? You don’t have people continue to support you after two decades of being a member of Parliament.
“For you to get people to continue supporting you for two decades it means you’re doing something right,” the lawmaker noted. “I only thank Allah.”
He indicated that transforming a constituency into one that everyone desires to see requires energy and patience.
The lawmaker explained: “I know that it’s a journey of trying to rebuild Asawase to make Asawase the envy of the whole country. We’re on the move. Everybody will accept the fact. Asawase is an envy of [the] Ashanti region but we want it to be the envy of the whole country.
“So, it is something that requires a lot of energy, requires a lot of patience. It requires a lot of understanding but along the line, you know, not too many people are patient and you know people come to you in seasons.”
He was, therefore, hopeful that come May 13, he would sail through the primaries to get the nod to represent the party again come election 2024.