Supreme Court Ruling: Assin North MP Stopped From Performing Parliamentary Duties
The Supreme Court has declared that Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson can no longer execute Parliamentary duties, in a 5-2 judgment.
This is until the Supreme Court rules on the substantive case brought against him.
Mr. Quayson’s election was invalidated by a Cape Coast High Court in July 2021, after it was determined that he owed allegiance to Canada while completing his candidacy documents to contest the polls.
A resident of the constituency, Michael Ankomah Nimfah, who filed the election petition in January 2022, has launched a new case before the Supreme Court.
“If he stays in Parliament, he will continue to violate the constitution.”
On Tuesday, March 5, 2022, Mr Nimfah’s lawyer, Frank Davies, told the Supreme Court that the people of Assin North had been stuck with an unqualified person for far too long.