Supreme Court Kicks Out Gyakye Quayson’s Review Application
A review application filed by constrained Assin North Member of Parliament James Gyakye Quayson was denied by the Supreme Court.
In April 2022, the 7-member regular bench of the Court, in a 5-2 majority ruling, barred the Member of Parliament from claiming to be the Assin North representative.
In its reasoning, the Court stated, among other things, that it had a responsibility to protect the constitution and to prevent any deviations from it.
Mr. Quayson, however, was dissatisfied with the judgment and asked his attorneys to seek a reversal.
Tsatsu Tsikata, Mr. Quayson’s lead counsel, told the appeal panel that the bench went against a lengthy line of precedents when it granted the injunction barring him from acting as a Member of Parliament.
This was even though the Court did not have jurisdiction over the injunction application, according to Mr. Tsikata.