By-election: Assin North voters to elect new MP tomorrow

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Voters in the Assin North constituency in the Central Region will go to the polls tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27, to elect their next representative in Parliament.

Three candidates are vying for the seat: James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and Bernice Enyonam Sefenu of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG).

The Electoral Commission (EC) scheduled the by-election for June 27 following the nullification of the 2020 parliamentary election won by Mr. Quayson.

The Supreme Court ordered Parliament to expunge Mr. Quayson’s name from its records after it found that he held dual citizenship at the time of filing his nomination forms.

The NDC has since re-nominated Mr. Quayson for the by-election.

All the candidates are hopeful of winning the election.

New survey shows Opoku in slight lead

A recent survey by Global Info Analytics shows that Mr. Opoku of the NPP has a slight lead over Mr. Quayson of the NDC.

The survey, which was conducted between June 15 and 20, 2022, found that 46.7% of respondents said they would vote for Mr. Opoku, while 45.6% said they would vote for Mr. Quayson.

The remaining 6.9% of respondents said they were not sure of their decision.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare on June 26, met with the leadership of the two main political parties ahead of the by-election.

The meeting, held at the Assin State College SHS aimed to promote dialogue, understanding, and cooperation between the political parties and the police force.

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