Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has retained his slot in the just ended National Democratic Congress Parliamentary primaries.
There was intense rivalry between supporters of the incumbent Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Muntaka Mubarak, and his competitor, Muntaka Masawudu, which led to a clash at the voting center.
Muntaka was born on October 17, 1971 and hails from Akuse in the Eastern Region of Ghana but his parents originally came from the northern part of Ghana in a town called Kumbungu. He is a product of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He acquired a Masters of Science degree in Development Policy and Planning from the university in 2004.
Muntaka first entered the Parliament of Ghana on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress in 2005 when he won a by-election in the Asawase constituency with a majority of 11,142, replacing the late Dr Gibril Adamu Mohammed also of the NDC who had won the seat in December 2004 with a majority of 4,474.