Government and Politics

I became an MP by accident – Muntaka

Member of Parliament (MP) for the Asawase Constituency, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has confessed that the circumstances that took him to the legislature were purely accidental and so would be thankful if his constituents decide to recall him anytime through the election, MyNewsGh.com reports.

He says his decision to go to parliament was not one that he thought through and prepared for, but was “purely by the grace of God”.

He made the revelation in an interview on Kumasi-based Angel FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com on Friday January 24, 2020

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“Me becoming a Member of Parliament was accidental; if you ask about how I first became a Member of Parliament, it was purely by accident; it wasn’t something that I sat down to plan and prepare for; it was accidental, so you can see that it was a gift from God, and I say it in all sincerity; if the people of Asawase decide to vote for me or not, I have every reason to thank them, because nobody since independence, has ever represented that area for so long like myself”, the Minority Chief Whip said.

Hon Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka first entered the Parliament of Ghana after he beat two other contenders to win a bye-election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) following the demise of Dr Gibril Adamu Mohammed who had won the seat for the same party in December 2004.

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He has gone ahead to win three subsequent elections and had served under the Mills administration as Sports Minister till he resigned from government when he was cited in a corruption scandal.

In the 2020 elections, Muntaka seeks to retain his seat for a fifth consecutive term, however not without a stiff contest from Alhaji Alidu Seidu, whom he beat in 2016.

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