Ras Mubarak wins Kumbungu NDC primary

BY: Samuel Duodu

The parliamentary bid of Ras Mubarak, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Youth Authority (NYA) is on course as he won the ticket for the Kumbungu National Democratic Congress (NDC) primary in the Northern Region.

The Kumbungu constituency primary was rescheduled for Sunday due to a dispute over the voters register which was alleged to have been bloated.

Mr. Mubarak polled 4,176 votes to beat 4 other aspirants in the race after certified results announced by the Electoral Commission from the 22 polling stations in the constituency.

The other aspirants, Imoro Yakubu Kakpagu obtained 3,108 votes while Dr. Hamza Adam secured 2,774 votes with Abdallah Baba Ibrahim and Amadu Abduk-Kahad obtaining 1,288 votes and 210 respectively.

Mr. Mubarak in the 2012 general elections contested the Ablekuma North constituency seat in the Greater Accra Region but lost to Mr. Joe Appiah of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and therefore decided to move to his home region to try his luck.

The Kumbungu primary was the last to be held in the Northern Region with that of Bukpurugu put on hold as a result of an injunction secured by one of the aspirants, Mr Derrick Nanburi who was disqualified, for his association with the National Democratic Party (NDP).