Gyakye Quayson declares intention to contest Assin North by-election

Deposed Assin North MP James Quayson will lead the NDC again in the June 27 by-election

Deposed Assin North lawmaker Mr James Gyakye Quayson has declared his intention to contest in the Assin North by-election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

This comes after the Supreme Court ordered Parliament to remove his name from the records of the legislature.

In a statement on Thursday, June 1, Mr Quasyon said “I know that you, the people of Assin North, are ready for the bye-election.

“Since last year April, when the Supreme Court stopped me from performing my duties as your representative in Parliament, you have been without representation in the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic. Like the people of the SALL Traditional Areas who are excluded from representation in this Parliament, you the people of Assin North too have been in that unacceptable situation for over a year.

“The bye-election, which must be held within thirty days of the decision of the Supreme
Court, according to the Constitution (Ar􀆟cle 112(5)), will bring an end to this situation.
The will of the people of Assin North must triumph.

“Democracy must be restored. I urge you all to come out in your numbers to vote for me so I return to Parliament and continue the work I began to do on your behalf, towards advancing the Assin North development agenda.”

The NDC had decided to present him for the by-election.


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