James Gyakye Quayson has officially declared his intention to contest in the Assin North by-election set for June 27.
The Supreme Court, by a unanimous decision, declared as unconstitutional the election of James Gyakye Quayson as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Assin North constituency and consequently ordered Parliament to expunge the name of the embattled legislator from its records as the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency on May 17.
In a statement, Mr. Quayson insisted that he duly renounced his Canadian citizenship prior to contesting the 2020 polls but said “the most important thing to me right now is to contest and win the by-election which is the result of what the Supreme Court announced on 17th May 2023. I am determined to continue serving the good people of the Assin North with all my heart, soul, body and all the resources I can muster for the benefit of my constituents”.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has equally decided to maintain Mr. Quayson for the by-election.
Mr. Quayson in his declaration, therefore, urged the constituents to “come out in your numbers to vote for me, so I return to Parliament and continue the work I began to do on your behalf, towards advancing the Assin North development agenda.”
Below is the full statement by James Gyakye Quayson: