Politics

Assin North By-Elections : 99 polling stations prepared for 41,000 voters

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A total of 41,000 voters are expected to vote in 99 polling stations in tomorrow’s by-election in the Assin North Constituency of the Central Region.

The election is necessitated by the Supreme Court’s ruling against the former MP, Mr James Gyekye Quayson,  for holding a Canadian citizenship aside that of Ghana.

The Assin North constituency over the past few weeks has seen a lot of  political activities, with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) formally ended their campaigns with rallies on Sunday, June 25, 2023,  ahead of the election.

The NDC has retained Gyekye Quayson as its candidate though he is facing criminal charges over his 2020 Candidature.

The NPP and the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) have Mr Charles Opoku and Catherine Enyonam as their respective candidates.

Officials from the Electoral Commission (EC) headquarters in Accra are already in the Constituency to support the District.

According to the Commission, all is for voting to start at 0700 hours and close at 1700 hours.

Security has been beefed up in the Constituency as Police pickup trucks and other crowd controlling equipment are seen at various vantage points across the Constituency.

The Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare,  accompanied by other senior police officers Moday met the leaders of the various political parties and EC officials to discuss security arrangement ahead of the polls.

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