The Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has expressed confidence that the party’s candidate for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson, will emerge victorious in the forthcoming by-election slated for June 27, despite his disqualification by the Supreme Court.
Mr. Quayson was removed from Parliament as the Assin North MP by a Supreme Court verdict in May 2023, on the grounds that he held dual citizenship when he filed his nomination forms on October 9, 2020.
In a statement issued on Monday, reacting to the full ruling of the Supreme Court, Sammy Gyamfi said: “I urge every discerning and objective Ghanaian to judge for yourself whether the Supreme Court’s decision to annul Hon. Quayson’s election is fair or not”.
“I am happy that the good people of Assin North, who are the sovereign owners of the seat, will have the chance to do justice in this matter once and for all, on 27th June 2023. I have no doubt in my mind, having been on the ground and interacted with many of them in the past few days, that they will not fail. And that, they will vote for Hon. James Gyakye Quayson. I have no doubt in my mind, that they will vote for justice and real development.”
The party argued that Mr. Quayson’s attempt to renounce his Canadian citizenship was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.