I’m winning Assin North by-election – Gyakye Quayson

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

Deposed Member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency James Gyakye Quayson has expressed confidence in winning back his seat in the June 27 by-election.

He said his conviction of winning the seata is non-negotiable.

“It will be a win-win situation,” he told Media General‘s Komla Klutse in an interview on Wednesday, June 7.

“I am going to win. That’s all I can tell you.”

The interview follows New Patriotic Party’s election of a candidate for the impending by-elections.

Charles Opoku, who hails from the same town as Mr Gyakye Quayson, beat his sole contender to emerge winner of the NPP primaries on Wednesday.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate says he is unfazed that someone from his hometown, Assin Breku, will compete him for the seat.

“Politics is not about where you’re coming from or your region. It is about what you can deliver to your people.

“Politics is about confronting the challenges and finding solutions to them and the people of this community already have that faith in me.”

Despite beating incumbent Abena Durowaa Mensah in 2020 to annex the seat for the NDC, Mr Gyakye Quayson was deposed as MP for holding dual citizenship before he filed his nomination to contest the elections.

The Supreme Court affirmed a High Court ruling, ordering Parliament to expunge all records of the embattled politician from the Hansard.

Mr Gyakye Quayson says he is not back in the race for “a politics of games [but] I am here to represent the well being of the people of Assin North”.


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