Mr. Ras Mubarak, Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu constituency in the Northern Region, has described the comment made by rapper Kwaw Kesse as reckless claiming some parliamentarian smoke weed.
He however dared him to mention names of legislators he knows smoke marijuana.
The challenge follows a comment by the “Yakubu” hit singer that some members of parliament smokes wee.
“I know some people in parliament who smoke weed…I know a doctor who smokes weed and he still performs alright,” he alleged.
Responding to the allegation, Ras Mubarak indicated, that, the statement by the artiste was an attempt to smear the good image of the Legislative body with negativity.
“It is a very reckless statement, and for me, it is one of those headline grabbing statements that seems to bring attention to members of parliament unnecessarily,” the MP said.
“If he indeed knows members of parliament who are smoking marijuana, he should actually come public with the names,” Ras Mubarak continued.
Abubakar Ahmed, popularly known as Blakk Rasta, was summoned before parliament for similar allegations in 2015. The legislative body of the country is currently on recess and will resume active work in October.
Ras Mubarak believes that the Privileges Committee of Parliament will take up the matter after the recess in ensuring that the image of parliament is safeguarded.
He added that, it will be unfair for Parliament to overlook the statement of Kwaw Kesse after Blakk Rasta was questioned for such a statement.
“A precedent has been set; looking at the fact that somebody made similar comments and was dragged before the Privileges Committee. It will come across as unfair treatment on Blakk Rasta if this issue is not looked at by the Privileges Committee of Parliament,” the Kumbungu MP stated.
Kwaw Kesse is currently promoting his new single titled ‘Envy’.