NDC Plans ‘Thank You Tour’ in Assin North Constituency Following James Gyakye Quayson’s Victory

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced its intention to embark on a ‘thank you tour’ in the Assin North constituency from Friday, July 7 to Sunday, July 9, to express gratitude for James Gyakye Quayson’s recent electoral success. The tour will feature various activities, including a soccer gala, prayers with the Muslim and Christian communities, and a visit to injured supporters at Assin Dansame.

The culminating event of the tour will be a grand rally on Sunday, July 9, held at the Assin Breku Methodist School Park. According to an artwork released by the party, notable speakers at the rally will include former President John Dramani Mahama, who is also the party’s flagbearer for the upcoming 2024 elections, National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketia, and Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson himself.

James Gyakye Quayson was previously ejected from Parliament after the Supreme Court upheld the annulment of the 2020 constituency election by a High Court. Despite facing a criminal trial on charges related to dual citizenship, Quayson achieved a decisive victory in the Assin North Constituency, securing 57.56% of the valid votes, a margin of 17,245 votes. His main opponent, Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party, garnered 42.15% of the valid votes, while Bernice Enam Sefanu of the Liberal Party of Ghana received only 0.29% with 87 votes.

Officials from the Electoral Commission reported a high turnout of 74.23%, marking one of the highest recorded turnouts in recent times. As a token of appreciation to the Assin North constituents, the NDC, as the largest opposition party, has organized this series of events.

Meanwhile, James Gyakye Quayson currently faces charges of forgery, perjury, deceiving a public officer, and making false declarations when filing nominations for the 2020 election without renouncing his Canadian citizenship. However, he has filed a motion on notice at the High Court, seeking a stay of proceedings while awaiting the outcome of an appeal. The applicant is requesting that the court halt the ongoing proceedings until the appeal, filed on June 27, 2023, is determined.

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