- Asawase MP Muntaka has stated that he also aspires to occupy the presidential office one day
- He says the opposition NDC isn't currently looking for a new flag-bearer
Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase constituency, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has revealed that he, just like any other politician, aspires to one day occupy the Office of the President.
The Asawase legislator, who also doubles as the Minority Chief Whip, related that it is only natural that a politician would set his or her sights on the highest office of the land.
“There is nobody under this sun who will start doing something and wouldn’t want get to the climax of it,” he said in an interview on Eyewitness News’.
He related that he's a politician who's been in politics for long time, adding that he had occupied many political positions, including Minister, Majority Chief Whip, Minority Chief Whip. He stated that should it be the will of Allah for him to occupy the presidential office then "why not".
The Minority Chief Whip stated that once one is in a certain field, it would only be normal for that person to want to be at the very top of said field. He expressed that no politician ever closes his eyes to the possibility of occupying a higher office.
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Touching on the issue of a potential bid for flag-bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the Asawase legislator shot down the idea.
He stated that the 13 member Kwesi Botchway committee - tasked by the NDC to investigate the reasons why the NDC lost the hotly contested 2016 general elections was still at work - was yet to present its findings.
“We are not [currently] looking for a new flagbearer,” said the Asawase MP, “We all are waiting for them [the committee] to come and tell us the issues that led us to opposition,” he finished.
He stressed that a year, or 18 months from now it'd be a lot clearer for NDC members who the best candidate would be to lead the NDC towards the 2020 elections. His words echoed those of former president John Dramani.
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