President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has told residents of the Asawase Constituency to sack their legislator, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, since he has stayed too long in Parliament.
The President said this when he was addressing a gathering of Zongo chiefs and a section of the people of Asawase on the second day of his tour of the Ashanti region when he made the remarks.
“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 reason for commenting on why Asawase constituents need to vote against Muntaka’s bid to be re-elected in 2020 for the constituency is not known but if that should be the case, then Hon kyei Mensah Bonsu who would be seeking a seventh term has to also go home.
There are some Parliamentarians who are seniors to Muntaka but will still seek reelection next year.
Adansi Asokwa MP, Kobina Tahir Hammond and Assin Central MP, Kennedy Ohebe Agyapong both entered the house in 2000; five years before Muntaka.
Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak entered Parliament in 2005 after winning a bye-election to replace the late Dr Gibril Adamu Mohammed.
The President asked the people of Asawase Constituency to be obedient to the rule of law and listen to the elderly to make peace prevail in the community.
He also thanked them for their massive support prior to the 2016 general election which saw the NPP party win the election.