John Dramani Mahama, a former president of Ghana and the current leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has pledged to appoint James Gyakye Quayson to a cabinet position in the event that he is successful in his bid to become president once more.
The promise was provided by Mahama when he met with constituents from Assin North over the course of the weekend in advance of the by-election that is slated to take place in the region on Tuesday, June 27.
Mahama Promises Gyakye Quayson and Assin North
“He [Gyake Quayson] is lowly, fearful of God, and respects people of all walks of life. If God makes it possible for me to become president, there is nothing that will prevent me from assigning him to a ministerial position.
Look at what he has been able to accomplish with his own money in terms of development, even if he is a member of the opposing party. Just try to envision what he would accomplish in the role of minister,” Mahama continued.
Following the invalidation of Mr. Quayson’s victory in the parliamentary election held in Assin North in 2020, the Electoral Commission decided to hold a by-election in the district. The by-election was planned to take place in Assin North.
After determining that NDC candidate Gyakye Quayson was guilty of holding dual citizenship before filing to compete in the 2020 polls, the Supreme Court ordered Parliament to erase Gyakye Quayson’s name from its records. This caused the election to be declared null and void.
After that, the National Democratic Congress chose Mr. Quayson to represent their party in the by-election that was being held.