Assin North former MP files to appeal against removal as MP


The embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, Mr James Gyakye Quayson, on Monday, filed processes at the Appeals Court in Cape Coast seeking to overturn the judgement of a High Court restraining him from holding himself as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the people of Assin North.

According to the disgruntled former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Legislator, the Wednesday, July 28 High Court judgement did not take due regard to the law as stated in section 1(2) of the Evidence Act, 1975 (Act 323).

Also, that the High Court erred in its judgement and prayed the Court of Appeal to annul the decision.

A Cape Coast High Court ordered a fresh election to be conducted in the constituency after restraining Mr Quayson, from holding himself out as MP for the constituency.
The Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, declared the election of the MP as illegal and void in contravention of article 94 (2) of the 1992 constitution and ordered the Electoral Commission to organize a new election to elect an MP for the people.

This is because Mr Quayson, the then Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), held allegiance to the Canada at the time he filed his nomination to contest the seat for the 2020 general elections.

The aggrieved MP also sought major reliefs including a declaration that the judgement of the High Court on Wednesday, July 28 is void for having being issued out of the jurisdiction.

He is further seeking an order to set aside the judgment of the Court and the award of costs against the appellant.

However, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman for NDC has called for calm among party supporters as the party goes all out to ensure justice.

“We are sending a strong signal to all that we will fight the case to it’s logical conclusion,” he said, as they were leaving the court complex.

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