Presidential Staffer denies link between Assin North road projects and by-election

Presidential Staffer denies link between Assin North road projects and by election
Dennis Miracles Aboagye

A Presidential Staffer, Dennis Miracles Aboagye, has refuted allegations that the ongoing road projects in Assin North are motivated by the impending by-election in the constituency.

He said the road projects were part of the 112 projects initiated by the government in the area before the by-election date was announced.

“There are 112 projects that have been initiated with some of them going on in including 17 roads,” he said on TV3’s Key Points on Saturday, June 3.

“…The roads have started already before the by-election,” he added.

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Some residents of Assin North have expressed skepticism about the timing of the road projects, which coincided with the announcement of the by-election date by the Electoral Commission (EC).

The EC has set Tuesday, June 27, 2023, as the date for the by-election, following the Supreme Court’s ruling that nullified the election of James Gyakye Quayson as Member of Parliament for Assin North on grounds of dual citizenship.

On Thursday, June 1, some earth-moving equipment were seen working on some roads in the constituency.

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However, some residents told Media General‘s Thomas Cann that they were not convinced by the government’s explanation and would not vote for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Others were also happy that the by-election had brought some development to their area.

“We need development, so if it is coming because of the by-election, we are happy,” one resident said.

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