The Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu Constituency, Ras Mubarak, who was defeated in the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary primaries claimed he lost because his opponent engaged in vote-buying.
Speaking to Citi News, Ras Mubarak claimed that:
“As a country we have to rethink the way we want our politics to go forward. We have seen levels of vote buying and particularly in the Kumbungu election. Interestingly I have even reported and complained to the BNI to look into the possibility of money laundering. Officially, I have reported to the BNI to look at how people could just share money like crazy so to speak just three days ago.”
In his response to the delegates’ action, he explained that:
“I have enormous respect for them. They have chosen people who can pay their way through with substance. My focus is to get our party back into government and to help as many to get back seats to the party.”