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Politics of Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Source: My News GH

Goodies shared by Ras Mubarak at NDC primaries leaks


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While crying wolf about vote-buying which culminated into his defeat, images leaked on social media reveals goodies that were also shared by Ras Mubarak aimed at smoothening his re-election bid.

According to one of the images sighted by MyNewsGh.com, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu Constituency was reported to have also given out wax prints to delegates but sadly it could not cap him a victory.

One of the images with a campaigner sticker on the cloth reads “re-elect Ras Mubarak as MP” with a motto “Dependable, dedicated and dynamic”.

Ras Mubarak who lost last Saturday’s polls is claiming some of his contenders may have been engaged in money laundering considering the profligate spending done at the party primary in the area.

According to him, the wanton display of cash suggests there was vote-buying which culminated into his defeat and has therefore reported the matter to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to look into it.

A Lecturer with the University for Development Studies (UDS), Dr Hamza Adam who defeated him, polled 401 as against the incumbent’s 273 and 81 votes for the third candidate Baba Abdulai.

Ras Mubarak who was optimistic of carrying the day has been left disappointed together with his supporters after results declared signaled his obituary.

In a post-election interview he said “As a country, we have to rethink the way we want our politics to go forward. We have seen levels of vote-buying and particularly in the Kumbungu election.”

“Interestingly I have even reported and complained to the BNI to look into the possibility of money laundering. Officially, I have reported to the BNI to look at how people could just share money like crazy so to speak just three days ago.

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