James Gyakye Quayson speaks

James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says he is committed to bringing development to the people of Assin North following his victory in last Tuesday’s parliamentary by-election.

“I sought this position because of my deep commitment to the Assin North development agenda. I remain determined to mobilise resources from within and without to prosecute this agenda with all my energy, no matter the cost,” he said in a statement.

“The people of Assin North have spoken. They have said without equivocation that they want me to represent them in the eighth Parliament. They have told us to stop the politics and focus on solving their problems. This is a victory, not just for me and the NDC, but also for justice.

“I am deeply humbled by the confidence the people have expressed in what I stand for and what I have done. I am also fully aware of the reciprocal responsibilities that this massive show of confidence imposes on me. My solemn pledge is to work as hard as I can for the people who have made tonight possible.”

Addressing the media earlier, Mr Quayson said his win was a win for the conscience of right-thinking Ghanaians who “could not be bought by money”.


Mr Quayson polled 17, 245 votes, representing 57.56 percent of votes cast, to beat his closest contender, Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who polled 12,630 votes, representing 42.15 percent of votes cast.

A third contestant, Bernice Sefenu of the Liberal Party of Ghana, polled 87 votes, representing 0.29 percent of votes cast.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday congratulated Mr. Quayson and the other candidates, the Electoral Commission and its staff, the police, political parties, and the voting public on the peaceful polls in Assin North.

The General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Kwetey, said the victory was a judgment on the governance of the NPP and an indication that Ghanaians would vote the NPP out in 2024.

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