The Member of Parliament for Assin North, Hon. James Gyakye Quayson, who has been striped off his seat by the Cape Coast High Court says he, together with the people of Assin North will resist what he described as every attempt to subvert the will of the people.
He said this in response to the judgement from the cape coast court which annulled the 2020 parliamentary results after he was found guilty of holding dual citizenship.
"Victory from the masses is far superior to the dark machinations of an elite few," he stated with a call on his supporters and people of Assin North not to be worried because the fight is not yet over. “Neither shall the victory of the NDC be stolen.”
Although Mr Quayson insists that he was qualified to contest in the elections, the court thinks otherwise, suggesting among other things that at the time of the elections, the defendant (Hon.Quayson) had not renounced his Canadian citizenship.
Hon. James Quayson expresses his gratitude to all supporters, including the rank and file of the NDC for their support.
He also assured all well-meaning supporters of his renewed confidence in the future of Ghana, regardless of the “treacherous momentary” setbacks.
Read full statement below:
GRATEFUL FOR THE SOLIDARITY IN THE FACE OF THIS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE
I wish to use this medium to express my deep and profound appreciation for the outpouring of support and solidarity since the judicial events of yesterday.
I am absolutely grateful to the chiefs and people of Assin North for the remarkable show of love and unparalleled resilience.
The solidarity from the rank and file of the NDC and the general public as a whole has renewed my confidence in a brighter future for this country regardless of the treacherous momentary setbacks.
As the unimpeachable facts show, I have always been a sincere, loyal, law abiding and patriotic citizen who only set out in good conscience to come serve the great people of Assin North with all my heart and with all my capacity.
Our massive victory in Assin North on December 7, 2020, was a pure and legitimate one handed over to us by the discerning people of Assin North and we shall resist every attempt to subvert the true will of the people.
Victory from the masses is far superior to the dark machinations of an elite few.
All my beloved constituents should be assured that I am in high spirit and confident that this momentary travesty shall rather make us emerge stronger.
So I urge you all not to be worried, neither should you be discouraged- the confirmation of our historic victory beckons.
Take heart and be of good cheer; the victory of the NDC and all true democrats shall not be stolen!
The Almighty Lord is on our side – we fear no foe.
Hon. James Gyakye Quayson,
[MP, Assin North]
29th July, 2021