Kunbungu Member of Parliament (MP), Ras Mubarak who captured the headlines after he stormed Parliament on a bicycle in protest of hikes in fuel prices and the hardship economic situation under President Akufo-Addo could not ride the bicycle home after sitting.
He chose to park the bicycle in the yard of Parliament and joined a vehicle to his home.
According to a Joy News Reporter, Kwetey Nartey, Ras Mubarak decided to take the Uber because the clouds had gathered and was about to rain.
Fearing he could be beaten by the downpour, the MP ordered for an Uber which then drove him home.
The MP has been mocked on social media for joining an Uber instead of riding the Bicycle to signal how principled he is.
The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus on Monday promised to embark on a 17km ride on his bicycle from his residence in Ashaley Botwe to the Parliament of Ghana.
“This is a way of sending a signal to government to highlight the plight of the voiceless Ghanaians who are unable to express their frustrations either because they have had to go to work or engage in other activity or the other. As a representative of the people aside legislation, we need to be seen to be voicing out issues that affect the ordinary Ghanaian and for me it is a way to generate attention not to myself but to rise in the cost of living in the country”, he said.
He told journalists that it was important as a representative of the people to tell the government the plight of the people.
He said so many of his colleague MPs are acquiring some bicycles to embark on a similar exercise.
His mission attracted some criticisms from the MP for Yunyoo, Joseph Bipoba Naa, who is also a member of the NDC Caucus.
According to the vociferous Yunyoo MP, he is finding it very difficult to believe why Ras Mubarak who owns a V8 Toyota Land Cruiser will complain of finding it very difficult buy fuel and suddenly decides to embark on a 17km journey from his house to the lawmaking house.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com