President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made a highly anticipated appearance at the final rally of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Assin North on June 25, ahead of the upcoming by-election scheduled for June 27. During his speech, President Akufo-Addo passionately endorsed the NPP’s candidate, Charles Opoku, asserting that he was a superior choice compared to James Gyakye Quayson of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Following the conclusion of his speech, President Akufo-Addo turned around and was pleasantly surprised to see Akua Donkor, the founder of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), standing behind him with a cheerful expression. Displaying his amazement, President Akufo-Addo joined Akua Donkor in a spontaneous dance, much to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd. Taking advantage of the moment, Akua Donkor requested a photo with the President, which he happily obliged, amidst the lively singing of the crowd.
The Assin North by-election was necessitated by the removal of James Gyakye Quayson from his position as lawmaker due to a Supreme Court ruling, which invalidated the processes leading to his nomination as a parliamentary candidate in 2020. Despite this setback, Quayson has been retained as the NDC’s candidate, setting the stage for a closely contested race against Charles Opoku of the NPP. Political analysts have predicted a highly competitive election, with potential outcomes favoring the NPP.
As the by-election draws closer, the political atmosphere in Assin North remains charged with excitement and anticipation. Both the NPP and the NDC have intensified their campaigns to secure victory in this pivotal electoral contest. President Akufo-Addo’s presence at the NPP’s final rally, coupled with his enthusiastic endorsement of Charles Opoku, has undoubtedly injected further momentum into the party’s campaign, heightening the stakes for all parties involved.
On June 27, the residents of Assin North will exercise their right to vote and determine their new representative. The outcome of this by-election will not only shape the dynamics within the constituency but also carry broader implications for Ghana’s political landscape. As the nation eagerly awaits the election results, all eyes will be on Assin North to witness the democratic process unfold and to ascertain which candidate will emerge victorious in this closely watched race.