Assin North MP finally breaks silence on court ruling

Former lawmaker for Assin North constituency, Joe Gyaakye Quayson has finally reacted after a Cape Coast High Court ordered him not to hold himself as the MP-elect for the constituency.

A Cape Coast High Court has ruled that the 2020 parliamentary election result of Assin North should be canceled.


According to Justice Kwasi Boakye who presided over the court on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, a fresh election should be conducted in the constituency.

In his judgment, Justice Boakye upheld that, the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Joe Gyaakye Quayson breached the provisions of the constitution with regard to dual citizenship.

However, Mr. Quayson has urged his supporters in the constituency not to despair in the face of what he termed as a “travesty of justice” in the judgment ordering him not to call himself the MP-elect.

He assured his constituents: “the victory from the masses is far superior to the dark machinations of an elite few. Do not to be worried, neither should you be discouraged- the confirmation of our historic victory beckons.”

The disqualified MP further assured his party supporters to take heart and be of good cheer because the victory of the NDC and all true democrats shall not be stolen.