Former Member of Parliament for Akwatia Baba Jamal has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) decided to present deposed Assin North lawmaker James Gyakye Quayson for the by-election because they believe he deserves another chance to serve the people.
Baba Jamal said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, June 3 that even before Gyakye Quayson decided to contest, the NDC had already taken a decision to present him for the by-poll.
“Even before this decision came, the party had taken the decision that Gyakye Quayson will go back because we think he deserves another chance to serve the people,” Baba Jamal said.
Mr Gyakye Quasyon while announcing in a statement on Thursday, June 1, to contest in the byelection 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 (Arcle 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.”