Member of Parliament(MP) for the Asawase Constituency, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has responded to President Akufo Addo’s call on the people of Asawase to replace him with another person in Parliament in 2020, MyNewsGh.com reports.
The Minority Chief Whip has asked the President to direct his call to the people of the Suame Constituency to get Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu nicknamed Mugabe out of Parliament because he has nothing to show for the 24 years that he would be in parliament by the end of his current tenure.
MyNewsGh.com reported earlier that, the President had said the Asawase MP has lost his substance to continue serving as a legislator and so must be replaced, when he addressed a section of the Zongo Community as part of his tour of the Ashanti region last week.
“I know it’s not yet time to campaign for the upcoming elections but you benefit more if you start the work early” he said.
The president further told the gathering that, “Muntaka has stayed too long in the Parliament House; he has nothing new to do there so allow another person to also go there and try so that we can realise the development that we want”; the crowd responded with loud cheers.
Responding to the President’s comments in an interview with Kumasi-based Ultimate FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Muntaka said, “I don’t think the president was nationalistic when he said that because this is a former member of parliament, I met him in parliament, a very experienced one.”