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The Ghanaian Anatomy is set to experience a Bye-Election after the denouncement of Mr. James Gyakye Quayson’s role and position as Member of Parliament for The Assin-North Constituency by the Supreme Court of Ghana. Mr. James Gyakye Quayson who hails from Assin Breku had his position as a Parliamentarian questioned in 2021 when Mr. Michael Ankomah-Nimfah filed a petition at the Cape Coast High Court challenging Mr. Quayson’s position as a Parliamentarian whilst he had a dual citizenship of both a Ghanaian and a Canadian at the time in 2021.

Mr. Michael Ankomah-Nimfah won the judgement and went to The Supreme Court for The interpretation of the judgement again this year , since Mr. Gyakye Quayson continued to work as a Parliamentarian after the Cape Coast High Court ruled on the matter. In Ghana according to the 1992 Constitution, no citizen from The Ghanaian Anatomy who has a dual citizenship can hold any office in Government or in Parliament. The Supreme Court justified Mr. Michael Ankomah-Nimfah’s petition and eschewed Hon. James Gyakye Quayson’s name as a Parliamentarian of the Ghanaian Anatomy. The eschewing of his name led to the setting of a Bye-Election by the Electoral Commission for The Constituency, post the blank seat in the Constituency of the Ghanaian Anatomy.

The Ghanaian Anatomy are currently looking forward to this Election as the new Elected Parliamentarian could either push The Incumbent Government’s Party; New Patriotic Party with 1 leading vote of their Parliamentarians or the major opposition Party; National Democratic Congress, the same. Currently, Ghana has 275 Parliamentarians with The Majority and the Minority all having 137 members in Parliament with one independent candidate; Hon. Andrew Asiamah Amoako, who was formerly a member of the New Patriotic Party until 2021.

The New Patriotic Party which represents the incumbent Government’s Party have chosen Mr. Charles Opoku as their Candidate for the Constituency whilst the major opposition party; New Democratic Congress have re-chosen Mr. James Gyakye Quayson as the Candidate again ahead of the Elections. A total of eight hundred Police officers have been scheduled to provide security across the Ninety-Nine polling stations during the 27th June Bye-Election for the Assin North Constituency. The GLOBAL FREEDOM BOARD of AFRICAN VOICES INTERNATIONAL entreats all voters to vote peacefully to build the Political Anatomy, we want to see in Government and in Parliament.


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