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Charles Opoku wins NPP Assin North primary

By Vincent Ashitey
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Charles Opoku has been elected the parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party in the Assin North by-election.

 Charles Opoku polled 397 votes to beat his only contender, Freeman Amoah Kyei, who had 136 with three ballots rejected.

This means Charles Opoku will battle it out with the National Democratic Congress's James Gyakye Quayson on June 27 for the Assin North seat.

The party’s internal election comes after Parliament declared the Assin North seat vacant following a Supreme Court ruling on the eligibility of James Gyakye Quayson to occupy the seat.

The panel, chaired by Justices Jones Dotse,  unanimously declared the election and subsequent swearing-in of the previous MP, James Gyakye Quayson, as unconstitutional, null, void, and of no effect.

The apex court found that Quayson was ineligible to contest for the position of Member of Parliament during the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.