James Gyakye Quayson, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament-elect for Assin North, expressed his gratitude to individuals within the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for their support in the Tuesday, June 27 by-election. Although unable to reveal their identities publicly, Quayson thanked these NPP stalwarts for contributing to his success.
During a conversation with journalists just before being officially declared the winner, Quayson emphasized his belief in the rule of law and his commitment to abiding by it. He acknowledged the backing he received not only from his constituents in Assin North and his NDC colleagues but also from members of the opposing NPP. Quayson regarded their support as a testament to his character and the values he upholds.
While acknowledging that he felt treated unfairly in the past, Quayson stated that he respected the court’s decision and complied accordingly. He expressed satisfaction with the outcome, emphasizing the trust and belief demonstrated by the people of Assin North in him as their representative.
Quayson secured victory in the by-election with 17,245 valid votes cast, reclaiming the seat by defeating Charles Opoku of the NPP and Bernice Enyonam Sefenu of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG). Compared to the 2020 election results, Quayson’s margin of victory increased by over 1,300 votes. In the previous election, he outperformed NPP’s Abena Durowaa Mensah, receiving 17,498 votes while Mensah garnered 14,193 votes.
Having previously been declared invalidly elected in 2020 due to a Supreme Court judgement, Quayson will now return to Parliament to assume his rightful seat as the MP for Assin North.