Deputy National Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mustapha Gbande has expressed the party’s readiness to contest in the upcoming Assin North by-election.
Speaking to Newsmen, Mustapha Gbande rubbished claims that they have replaced James Gyakye Quayson as their parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
He noted that the NDC will re-present James Gyakye Quayson, who is credible and loved by his constituents as their candidate.
He slammed the government for scheming to deny the people of Assin North their rightful representation in Parliament by using the judiciary.
He said the party will monitor the NPP for possible vote-buying and will charge the police to act when they report incidents of vote-buying.
Parliament, through its Clerk, declared the Assin North Parliamentary seat vacant on May 30, following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the eligibility of James Gyakye Quayson in occupying the Assin North seat.
The Supreme Court, by a unanimous decision on May 17, ordered Ghana’s Parliament to expunge the name of James Gyakye Quayson from its records as the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency.