James Gyakye Quayson misled Assin North; he’s not qualified for re-election – Richard Ahiagbah

Politics Richard Ahiagbah, National Communications Director of the NPPleft and James Gyakye Quayson, nullified MP for Assin North
JUN 6, 2023 LISTEN
Richard Ahiagbah, National Communications Director of the NPP[left] and James Gyakye Quayson, nullified MP for Assin North

National Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah has challenged the candidacy of the deposed Member of Parliament for Assin North, Mr. James Gyakye Quayson in the upcoming primaries.

According to him, the embattled parliamentary candidate misled his people into believing he was a Ghanaian while he was still holding a Canadian citizenship.

On the score, the ruling party’s spokesperson in a tweet on Monday, June 5, argued that the action has affected the constituency negatively as evidenced by the current lack of representation in parliament.

Mr. Ahiagbah further told the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stop peddling falsehoods about the NPP and instead deal with their internal wrangling.

“The NDC must worry about itself, not the NPP. The NDC has a real problem in Assin North to do with its candidate whose false declaration in 2020, has adversely impacted the constituency and forced a by-election.

“Mr James Quyson is not a viable candidate having misled the people. The NPP will settle on a candidate on Wednesday 7 June, 2023. So, it is not true that we are trying by any means to insert the name of a non-existing candidate into the register. This misinformation from the NDC must be ignored,” he noted.

This comes after Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC National Communications Director in a statement on Sunday, June 5, alleged that the NPP is "in cahoots with their collaborators in the Electoral Commission to transfer and insert the name of one Charles Opoku, into the Voters Register of the Assin North constituency."

Both the EC and the NPP have denied the allegations, calling it an attempt to mislead Ghanaians, particularly the Assin North constituents.

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