Cape Coast High Court quashes 2020 Assin North Parlaimentary elections and calls for fresh polls

Mr James Gyakye Quayson, NDC candidate for Assin North.

The Cape Coast High Court in the Central Region has declared the 2020 parliamentary election held in the Assin North Constituency as null and void.

The Court has therefore ordered for a fresh election to be conducted in the constituency.

This ruling was given today by the Court presided by Justice Kwasi Boakye.

In his ruling, Justice Boakye upheld that, the National Democratic Congress’ 2020 parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Joe Gyaakye Quayson breached the provisions of the constitution with regard to dual citizenship.

After he was declared winner in the constituency’s election, Mr. Quayson was dragged to Court by Michael Ankomah-Nimfa, a resident of Assin Bereku in the Central Region.

Mr. Ankomah-Nimfa filed a petition at the Cape Coast High Court seeking to annul the declaration of Mr. James Gyaakye Quayson as Member of Parliament for the Assin North Constituency because he owes allegiance to Canada.

In November last year, a group calling itself ‘Concerned Citizens of Assin North also petitioned the Electoral Commission in the Central Region to withdraw the candidature of Mr. Quayson, arguing that he owes allegiance to Canada.

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