The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye, known well as Nana B has slammed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for continuing to deceive Ghanaians about the Assin North MP removal.
He described the opposition party’s reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that ousted Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson as “politics of double standards and emotional blackmail.”
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, May 31, Nana B said the NDC's attempt to blame the court for applying the law equally as was done in the case of former NPP MP for Bawku Central, Adamu Dramani Sakande, is unfortunate.
He said, "RIP Hon. Adamu Dramani Sakande.... BE WISE, Hon Gyakye Quayson.”
“In July 2012, Ghanaians woke up to the shocking news that Mr. Adamu Dramani Sakande, NPP MP for Bawku Central, had been convicted and sentenced to jail for two years for falsely declaring under oath he had renounced his UK Citizenship.
“The decision was celebrated by the NDC as unprecedented and a triumph of the rule of law. Today, the same NDC, whose Attorney General prosecuted Adamu Sakande, is waging an emotional campaign in Assin North because the same courts have applied the law to remove Gyakye Quayson as MP,” Nana B wrote.
He argued that the leadership of the NDC failed to conduct the necessary background checks on Mr. Quayson before allowing him to contest as a parliamentary candidate.
"For the record, Mr. Quayson had the opportunity to make his case at the High Court through to the Supreme Court, and not for once did he convince any of the judges he was deserving of staying in parliament. His criminal trial is underway, and he still has every opportunity to defend himself," he added.
Nana B stated that the laws of Ghana do not discriminate against any politicalparty.
"Our laws, like our justice system, are non-discriminatory and blind to parties or persons. Let the NDC blame their leaders for their indolence and spare residents of Assin North and the emotional blackmail,” he concluded.