The Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Richard Ahiagbah has said that the candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Assin North by-election James Gyakye Quayson is not a viable option.
Mr Ahagbah said the NDC must be worried about their candidate and not about the NPP.
He was reacting to NDC’s statement released by National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi which alleged that the NPP is conniving with the Electoral Commission to insert an illegal name onto the voters register, an allegation the EC has also denied.
Mr Gyamfi’s statement said “this illegal move is to aid the said Charles Opoku to contest in the NPP Parliamentary primaries to select a candidate for the upcoming Assin North by-election.
“Our unimpeachable sources have revealed that contrary to the clear requirement on the nomination form for the Assin North by-election, which demands that a candidate in the election must be a registered voter in Assin North, the said Charles Opoku is not a registered voter in the Assin North Constituency.”
But in a tweet, Mr Ahiagbah indicated that “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 ignore.”