The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, has emphasized the importance of unifying the members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) following the recently concluded primaries.
Mubarak believes that many candidates, especially the incumbent Members of Parliament, feel aggrieved due to allegations of collusion among certain party executives to remove them from office.
In light of this, he has urged the newly elected party flagbearer, John Mahama, to swiftly address these concerns.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Mubarak stated that this phase of resolution will significantly contribute to the party’s success in the 2024 election.
“He [John Mahama] must meet all 137 sitting MPs not in large groups but in smaller numbers to listen to people. There is some disease we need to cure, I am of strong belief that if that disease is not cured it could cause problems for us.
“There are a lot of people that have dipped their noses and fingers into constituencies and His Excellency must hear people’s verdicts and complaints,” he said.
He further suggested that Mahama should remove individuals who are implicated in colluding to vote out MPs from prominent campaign roles, after these engagements. This, according to him, would be the most effective way to eliminate resentment and foster unity.
“If, after engaging with these 137 MPs, there is consistent mention of specific individuals being involved, such individuals should be made to step back from leading any campaign for the 2024 election. Allowing them to lead will only perpetuate animosity, and in politics, people do not easily forgive,” Mubarak added.