Deputy Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ernest Owusu Bempah says the deposed Assin North Member of Parliament James Gyakye Quayson who will be contesting in the by-election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has allowed himself to be used by the NDC.
In the view of Mr Owusu Bempah, Mr Gyakye Quasyon is committing political suicide.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, June 7, Mr Owusu Bempah said “Gyakye Quayson has written his political obituary and he will be buried and nailed in the coffin politically. He has allowed himself to be used by the NDC incompetent leadership. He will eventually end up in jail like Adumu Sakande.
“Frankly speaking, I was shocked to hear this man allowed himself to be used again as a poodle to suit their political whims and caprices which will come back to hunt him.
He was removed from Parliament for clear violation of the constitution and for him to get the effrontery to contest again beats my imagination. The question I ask myself is, is this man not supposed to know better? Someone who has lived in Canada would risk his life at the expense of his family. He was disqualified in 2012,2016 for been a Canadian citizen. It is only a political party like NDC that will support this recklessness, impunity and disregard for the rule of law.”
Meanwhile, delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Assin North Constituency in the Central Region have overwhelmingly voted for Charles Opoku to lead their party in the June 27 by-elections.
Mr Opoku polled 397 out of the total valid votes cast to beat his sole contender, Frederick Freeman Amoah-Kyei, who polled 136 votes, in the primaries held on Wednesday, June 7.
The primaries were held at the Church of Pentecost in Akonfodi in Assin Bereku with national executives led by NPP General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong in attendance.
Supporters of Charles Opoku broke into jubilation after the ballots were sorted out given the volumes on the desk of the electoral officers.
With the results declared, they were beside themselves with joy congratulating their candidate.
Before the elections, the two aspirants were made to swear allegiance to help to ensure that the NPP reclaims the Assin North seat.
Charles Opoku will battle James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the seat.
In the 2020 elections, Mr Gyakye Quayson beat incumbent Abena Durowaa Mensah to the seat.
His election was, however, challenged by a constituent, who had told a Cape Coast High Court that he had not renounced his Canadian citizenship prior to his nomination.
The decision was affirmed by the Supreme Court and Parliament was ordered to expunge his name from all records.