Assin North by-election: The people will not falter, they will re-elect Gyakye Quayson – Sammy Gyamfi

Politics Sammy Gyamfi, NDC National Communications Director
Sammy Gyamfi, NDC National Communications Director

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is confident that embattled Assin North lawmaker James Gyakye Quayson will be re-elected in the upcoming by-election.

In a statement, NDC Communications Director Sammy Gyamfi described the Supreme Court's ruling that annulled Quayson's election as "strange" and "unfair."

However, the NDC spokesperson was optimistic that the people of Assin North "will have the opportunity to do Justice in this matter once and for all, on 27th June, 2023."

“I have no doubt in my mind, having been on the ground and interacted with many of them the past few days, that they will not falter. And that, they will vote for Hon. James Gyakye Quayson,” he stressed.

Sammy Gyamfi, who is a lawyer, argued that per the Representation of the People's Act, the qualification must be at the time of the election, not nomination as the Supreme Court ruled.

He noted that Mr Quayson received his certificate renouncing his Canadian citizenship on November 26, 2020 before the EC cleared him on November 27, 2020, 10 days before the December 7 election.

"As a discerning and objective Ghanaian, judge for yourself if the Supreme Court's decision to annul Hon. Quayson’s election is fair or not,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, the by-election has been scheduled for June 27, following the Supreme Court depose of Mr Quayson's election.

The ruling NPP, on the other hand will be selecting its parliamentary candidate in a primary election on Wednesday, June 7.

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