We Live To Fight Another Day– Akufo-Addo Charges NPP After Assin North By-Election Defeat


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed confidence that the Assin North constituency will once again be won by his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

In a statement released on June 28, 2023, President Akufo-Addo urged NPP members to remain resolute and recognize that in a democracy, there are both winners and losers.

The President congratulated the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on their victory in the Assin North by-election held on June 27.

He also commended the Electoral Commission and security agencies for ensuring a peaceful and credible election.

President Akufo-Addo took to his Facebook page to commend the Electoral Commission for a job well-done and praised the security services for maintaining law and order during the election.

He also acknowledged the media for their extensive coverage of the election.

The Assin North by-election was prompted by the Supreme Court’s nullification of the 2020 polls in the constituency. The Supreme Court ruled that the NDC candidate, James Gyakye Quayson, had owed allegiance to Canada before filing his nomination forms.

In the by-election, Quayson received 17,245 votes, representing 57.56% of the total votes, while Charles Opoku of the NPP secured 12,630 votes, representing 42.15%. The candidate of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Sefenu Bernice Enyonam, received only 87 votes, representing 0.29%.

President Akufo-Addo’s message to NPP members to remain optimistic signals his party’s determination to put past behind and move on for future endeavours, believing that with determination the party can regain the Assin North seat.


By Vincent Kubi