Former President John Dramani Mahama, during his ‘Thank You Tour’ following the victory of James Gyakye Quayson in the Assin North by-election, expressed confidence in the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s chances of reclaiming power in the upcoming 2024 general elections.
Mahama emphasized the historical significance of Assin North and assured the people that the NDC would stand by them. Additionally, he reiterated the party’s commitment to supporting Gyakye Quayson in his legal battle concerning his eligibility to contest in the 2020 general elections.
In his address, Mahama stated, “If history is being written about elections in Ghana, the people of Assin North will have their name written in gold. The victory in this by-election is the beginning of our march to recapture power. We are carrying the same momentum to the 2024 general election. I have faith in the Almighty God to grant the NDC victory in the next election.”
Support for James Gyakye Quayson: Acknowledging the legal challenges faced by James Gyakye Quayson, Mahama highlighted the support the NDC would provide to the embattled Member of Parliament. Despite the ongoing legal proceedings, Mahama expressed the party’s unwavering commitment to Gyakye Quayson’s cause. The former President mentioned that the Dormaahene, a respected High Court Judge, had appealed to President Akufo-Addo and the Attorney General to discontinue the case, deeming the prosecution unnecessary. Mahama assured the people that, regardless of the outcome, the NDC would continue to stand firmly behind Gyakye Quayson.
“We’ll support him in the morning, afternoon, and evening,” Mahama affirmed, demonstrating the party’s resolute backing for their candidate. Whether the Attorney General decides to discontinue the case or pursue the prosecution, the NDC remains committed to supporting Gyakye Quayson’s cause.
Looking Ahead to 2024: Former President Mahama’s visit to Assin North was not only a celebration of their recent victory but also a strategic move to rally support for the NDC’s campaign in the upcoming 2024 general elections. Expressing his confidence in the party’s chances, Mahama assured the people that their voice and significance would be etched in the annals of Ghana’s electoral history. He promised the people of Assin North that the NDC would prioritize their needs and work towards their betterment if elected to power.
Conclusion: Former President John Dramani Mahama’s visit to Assin North following the victory in the by-election was marked by his commitment to the people and the National Democratic Congress. Pledging unwavering support for James Gyakye Quayson amidst ongoing legal challenges, Mahama showcased the party’s dedication to standing by their candidate. Furthermore, he expressed confidence in the NDC’s prospects for winning the 2024 general elections, assuring the people of Assin North that their significance in Ghana’s electoral history would endure.