Supreme Court decides on April 13, whether Gyakye Quayson remains MP

James Gyakye Quayson's review application dismissed
James Gyakye Quayson

By Beatrice Oppon

The Supreme Court has set April 13 to rule on the interlocutory injunction against the Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson.

A resident of Assin Breku, Michael Ankomah-Nimfah brought the suit against Mr. Gyakye to restrain him from holding himself as an MP after the Cape Coast High Court nullified his election last year.

The Plaintiff argues that despite the judgment of the High Court in Cape Coast, Mr Gyakye continues to hold himself as an MP. He is also seeking interpretation of Article 94(2)(a) of the Constitution which bars a person owing allegiance to another country from contesting as an MP. The Electoral Commission and the Attorney-General have been joined to the suit.

Lawyer for the applicant, Frank Davies said Mr Quayson has breached the Constitution and electoral laws of the country. He argued that the embattled MP was not eligible to be voted for the position and that the constituents have been saddled with the election of an unqualified person.

Counsel for the EC Emmanuel Addai opposed the interlocutory injunction.
He contends that the High Court has already delivered judgment on the matter and what is needed now is an enforcement.

Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame said the continuous stay of Mr. Quayson in Parliament is a breach of the Constitution that cannot be allowed to fester.

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