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IGP arrives in Assin North ahead of by-election

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The Inspect General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has arrived in Assin North ahead of the by-election in the constituency on Tuesday, June 27.

The IGP is expected to assess the security preparedness in the area.

The IGP is said to be meeting with representatives of the three main political parties contesting in the by-election.

The NDC is being represented by embattled James Gyakye Quayson, as its Parliamentary candidate, the NPP is going into the by-election with Charles Opoku while Bernice Enyonam Sefenu is for the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG).

Ahead of the by-election, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo advised the constituents of Assin North not to vote for a candidate currently facing trial in court.

Speaking at a gathering in the constituency on Sunday, June 25, the President emphasized that in order for the constituency to experience the desired development, it is important not to vote for a candidate with ongoing legal issues.

Former President John Dramani Mahama in countering the speech by President Akufo-Addo said the facts of cases involving Adamu Sakande, the late Bawku Member of Parliament who was sentenced to two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of false declaration of office, perjury, and the deposed Assin North lawmaker James Gyakye Quayson who is also standing trial for the same charges, are not the same.

Mr. Mahama urged the President not to deceive the people of Assin North to believe that the two situations are the same.

“Adamu Sakande went to prison because he lied and concealed his passport. Gyakye Quayson has not hidden his passport. Prior to voting for him in 2020, Canada had accepted that he was no longer a Canadian citizen, what crime has he done?”, he questioned.