In a solidarity move for the re-election of embattled former Assin North Member of Parliament, James Gyakye Quayson, some National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs from other regions across the country are thronging into the Assin North constituency in the Central region to campaign for their colleague who they say is A victim of incumbency abuse by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Member of Parliament for North Tongu in the Volta region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa together with her colleagues Member for Jomoro in the Western region, Dorcas Affo-Toffey and Member for North Dayi also in the Volta region, Joycelyn Tetteh were the latest to have STORMED the constituency to campaign for Mr James Gyakye Quayson.
The trio mounted a house-house, a church to church and a market to market campaign tour of the constituency over the weekend into this week in a bid to get their colleague return to the legislature to continue serving his people.
They interacted with the people on the need to vote massively for Mr Quayson to represent them in parliament.
The Electoral Commission has set Tuesday June 27, 2023 for the conduct of a by-election for the Assin North constituency following a supreme court ruling that the former MP was not qualified to contest the 2020 parliamentary elections at the time he filled his nomination papers.
The Electoral Commission which supervised the elections had cleared Mr Quayson to contest election when he informed the commission that he had already denounced his Canadian citizenship and was awaiting to receive the denunciation certificate from the Canadian authorities.
He explained that the receipt of the certificate delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic that destructed the process.
Mr Quayson however received the certificate in November, 2020 before the December, 7, 2020 elections.
But according to the supreme court, he was still a Canadian citizen at the time he filled his nomination papers to contest the election hence his election was null and void.
The NDC MPs are convinced that, the people of Assin North loved Mr James Gyakye Quayson who left the luxury of his stay in Canada just to come serve them as their representative and championed several developmental projects in the area and therefore must be supported to return to parliament.