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Clash Between Charles Owusu and Kwesi Pratt over Gyakye Quayson Dominates Assin North By-Election

Veteran journalist Kwesi Pratt Jnr. and former Head of Monitoring Unit at the Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu, engaged in a heated debate on Friday, June 23, regarding the upcoming Assin North by-election between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The election is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, and both parties are vying for victory.

James Gyakye Quayson, the deposed Member of Parliament for Assin North, will be contesting the seat on the NDC’s ticket, while Charles Opoku will represent the NPP. However, Gyakye Quayson faces a criminal charge as filed by the Attorney General.

During an appearance on Peace FM’s morning show “Kokrokoo,” Charles Owusu urged the electorate in Assin North to overwhelmingly vote for the NPP candidate and disregard Gyakye Quayson. He expressed the opinion that Gyakye Quayson does not have a second chance in the constituency.

Kwesi Pratt, when given an opportunity to comment on the by-election, criticized anyone who makes statements regarding the ongoing court case involving the former Assin North MP. He warned that commenting on whether Gyakye Quayson is guilty or innocent of the charges could lead to a contempt of court citation. Charles Owusu objected to this, stating that he had not made any contemptuous remarks.

Pratt emphasized that making suggestions about the outcome of the case when someone is facing criminal charges and is under legal proceedings is a breach of the law and constitutes contempt of court. He firmly stated that individuals have no right to speculate on the case’s outcome.

The clash between Kwesi Pratt and Charles Owusu highlights the sensitivity surrounding the Assin North by-election and the need for responsible discussion in relation to the ongoing legal proceedings.

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