Sammy Gyamfi, the communications officer for the National Democratic Congress, is confident that James Gyakye Quayson, the party’s candidate for the Assin North parliamentary seat, will triumph in the next by-election on June 27 despite a Supreme Court decision expelling him from Congress.
The Supreme Court ruled in May 2023 that Mr. Quayson’s name should be removed from Parliament because he was the Member of Parliament for Assin North and possessed two citizenships.
The Supreme Court determined that Mr. Quayson lacked the necessary qualifications to run in the Assin North Constituency for the 2020 parliamentary elections on October 9, 2020.
“As a discerning and objective Ghanaian, judge for yourself if the Supreme Court’s decision to annul Hon. Quayson’s election is fair or not,” Sammy Gyamfi said in a statement in response to the Supreme Court’s entire judgement, which was made public on Monday.
In light of this, I’m delighted that on June 27, 2023, the wonderful people of Assin North, who hold sovereignty, will have the chance to settle this dispute once and for all. Having been on the ground and interacting with several of them over the past two days, I am confident that they won’t fail. They will vote for Hon. James Gyakye Quayson as a result. They will vote for justice and real progress, I am confident of that.
The party said that the COVID-19 epidemic was to blame for the delay in Mr. Quayson’s request to renounce his Canadian citizenship.