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By preventing me from completing my legislative obligations, you have broken the law – Assin North MP tells Supreme Court

By preventing me from completing my legislative obligations, you have broken the law - Assin North MP tells Supreme Court

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James Gyakye Quayson, the restrained Assin North MP, has asked the Supreme Court to overturn a verdict that prohibited him from completing parliamentary duties.

The besieged MP claims that the 5-2 majority judgment was a clear and fundamental error of law, as well as a violation of parts of Ghana’s constitution.

Mr Quayson was barred from holding himself out as a Parliamentarian by a Supreme Court panel consisting of Justices Jones Dotse, Jones Dotse, Agnes Dordzie, Nene Amegatcher, Mariama Owusu, Gertrude Torkonoo, Prof Henrietta Mensah Bonsu, and Emmanuel Y. Kulendi.

“The application is approved. The MP has been barred from holding the position of MP for Assin North and from visiting Parliament to represent the people of Assin North.

“The restriction will stay in place until the substantive problem has been resolved.” “We order that the case be heard as soon as possible,” Justice Dotse declared.

Michael Ankomah Nimfah, a constituency inhabitant, has applied for the position.

Mr Quayson claims that the court’s ruling was incorrect because it effectively attempts to carry out a Cape Coast High Court judgement in a way that results in a severe miscarriage of justice against him.

The troubled MP’s problems began in July 2021, when the Cape Coast High Court declared his election null and void, claiming that he was unable to run.

Mr Quayson has been battling to have it overturned ever since, but his biggest setback is the Apex Court’s restraining order.

Two more judges will join the original seven-member panel by urging the court to reconsider its judgment.

The lawsuit is set to go to court on May 17, 2022.

The MP has also filed a new motion with the Supreme Court, requesting that Michael Ankomah Nimfah’s substantive case against him be dismissed.

The date for the hearing is set for May 10, 2022.

 

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