The embattled Member of Parliament for the Assin North Constituency has indicated that all the necessary steps will be taken to resist every attempt to subvert the true will of the people.
On Wednesday, July 28, the Cape Coast High Court, in its ruling, cancelled the 2020 Parliamentary elections and instructed the Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election at the Assin North Constituency.
The judge in his ruling ruled that Mr James Gyakye Quayson, who won the 2020 Parliamentary Election for the Assin North Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress was not eligible to contest in the 2020 Parliamentary Election because he did not have his certificate of renonciation at the time he filed his nomination in October 2020.
In a statement by Mr James Gyakye Quayson expressing his gratitude to the National Democratic Congress, his constituents and the General public for their solidarity, Mr James Gyakye Quayson stated that ”We shall resist every attempt to subvert the true will of the people”.
”I am absolutely grateful to the chiefs and people of Assin North for the remarkable show of love and unparalleled resilience.”
Kindly read the full statement below
For Immediate Release
GRATEFUL FOR THE SOLIDARITY IN THE FACE OF THIS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE
I wish to use this medium to express my deep and profound appreciation for the outpouring of support and solidarity since the judicial events of yesterday.
I am absolutely grateful to the chiefs and people of Assin North for the remarkable show of love and unparalleled resilience.
The solidarity from the rank and file of the NDC and the general public as a whole has renewed my confidence in a brighter future for this country regardless of the treacherous momentary setbacks.
As the unimpeachable facts show, I have always been a sincere, loyal, law abiding and patriotic citizen who only set out in good conscience to come serve the great people of Assin North with all my heart and with all my capacity.
Our massive victory in Assin North on December 7, 2020 was a pure and legitimate one handed over to us by the discerning people of Assin North and we shall resist every attempt to subvert the true will of the people.
Victory from the masses is far superior to the dark machinations of an elite few.
All my beloved constituents should be assured that I am in high spirit and confident that this momentary travesty shall rather make us emerge stronger.
So I urge you all not to be worried, neither should you be discouraged- the confirmation of our historic victory beckons.
Take heart and be of good cheer; the victory of the NDC and all true democrats shall not be stolen!
The Almighty Lord is on our side – we fear no foe.
Hon. James Gyakye Quayson,
[MP, Assin North]
29th July, 2021