Supporters of Muntaka’s contender burn tyres and posters at regional office

Supporters of Mubarick Masawudu, a contender in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primaries in the Asawase constituency staged a protest at the NDC regional office in Kumasi on Friday.

Citi News Kumasi correspondent Hafiz Tijani who was on the ground said the protesters did not only burn car tyres but also posters of national executives and former President Mahama.

Speaking on Eyewitness News he said the supporters are very relentless in getting Mubarick Masawudu to participate in the primaries.

“The action is happening at the NDC Regional Head office since morning supporters of Mubarick Masawudu.have been at the party’s office which has been locked. Since Yesterday [Thursday] no executive had been at the office to pick a nomination form and that was why he went all the way to the national level. The supporters have been relentless most of them, waiting for a response, when they heard the news that he was rejected again and wasn’t able to file at the national level they were so agitated,”

“Now as we speak they are not only burning car tyres they are also burning some posters of the party’s executive who were contesting their national election posted at the party and poster of former president Mahama,” he said.

On Thursday, the supporters accused party constituency leaders of sabotage against Masawudu.

Mubarick Masawudu said the utterances of some party executives indicate they want efforts to stop him from contesting the incumbent Member of Parliament, Muntaka Mubarak.

He made the comment after he found the regional office of the party under lock and key when he arrived at the premises on Thursday afternoon to file his nomination form.

In an interview, rick Masawudu said he expected the party at the regional level to uphold its tenet of fairness.