President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is certain that Assin North would turn blue again sooner rather than later.
As a result, he has urged members of his New Patriotic Party to keep their heads up, acknowledging that in a democracy, there are winners and losers.
“I urge members of my party, the New Patriotic Party, to keep their heads up, acknowledging that there are winners and losers in a democracy, and that we live to fight another day.” “We once held the Assin North seat, and I am confident that Assin North will be blue again sooner rather than later,” he said.
This was said by President Akufo-Addo in a statement published on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
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He congratulated the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on its victory in Tuesday’s Assin North by-election.
President Akufo-Addo also praised the Electoral Commission and security agencies for their efforts.
He stated that the peaceful election in Assin North reinforced Ghana’s democratic credentials even more on Tuesday.
Following the holding of legitimate and peaceful polls in the Assin North by-election yesterday, Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Ghana’s democratic credentials were enhanced even further.
The Chairperson and Members of the Electoral Commission deserve my sincere congratulations for a job well done, once more. It is commendable that the security services kept the peace while the polls were being held, and the media deserves praise for its thorough coverage of the elections prior to, during, and following them. On his Facebook page, he wrote, “I congratulate the National Democratic Congress on its win yesterday.
Following the Supreme Court’s annulment of the 2020 elections in the Assin North constituency, which National Democratic Congress candidate James Gyakye Quayson won, a by-election was held.
Prior to submitting his application to run for office in 2020, Quayson was declared guilty by the Supreme Court of owing loyalty to Canada.
After the by-election on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Mr. Quayson received 17,245 votes, or 57.56% of the vote, while Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) received 12,630 votes, or 42.15%.
Sefenu Bernice Enyonam, a candidate for the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), received only 87 votes, or 0.29% of the total cast.
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