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Strong security presence in Assin North ahead of by-election

The Ghana Police Service has increased its security presence in the Assin North Constituency by-election area in order to preserve peace and order throughout the vote process.

GhanaWeb caught a glimpse of a video posted by Kumasi-based Oyerepa TV that shows uniformed service members participating in what looks to be a parade to demonstrate their readiness to keep the peace during the by-election.

The officials of the service have taken proactive measures to stop any potential protests or electoral malpractices during the by-election, which is set for June 27, 2023.

The need for the by-election stems from a Supreme Court decision on April 13, 2023, which mandated that the name of James Gyakye Quayson, the then-member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency, be removed from parliament’s records due to his dual citizenship status.

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To represent the party in the by-election, the NDC chose James Gyakye Quayson as their parliamentary candidate.

Gyakye Quayson, running for the NDC, will face Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Bernice Enyonam Sefenu of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) in the eagerly awaited by-election in Assin North, set for June 27, 2023.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and senior national executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) visited the district to support Charles Opoku.

In the Assin North constituency, key figures from the National Democratic Congress (NDC), including Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the party’s chairman, and former president and flagbearer John Dramani Mahama, were detained in an effort to support James Gyake Quayson, who had been removed.

Kofi Apkaloo, the founder and presidential candidate of the Liberal Party Ghana (LPG), has also visited the constituency to canvass support for Bernice Enyonam Sefenu, the only woman running in the by-election.


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