Lawyer for the petitioner in the case against the Assin North MP says the constituents are better off without a representation in Parliament because having an illegal person to lead them will be in their own disadvantage.
According to Frank Davies, the Supreme Court directive restraining James Gyakye Quayson from holding himself as the MP for the constituency is a step in the right direction.
He argued that the right of representation is not a stricture by itself but one that is steeped in law; hence, it was all wrong for the embattled lawmaker to have attended to parliamentary business.
“An illegible person running around as a Member of Parliament for a constituency when he is not; it obviously leads to a mutilation of the sovereign will of the people of Assin North.
“They are better off now without someone who is parading as a Member of Parliament whilst he is not, whilst we await the decision of this Court,” he told JoyNews in an interview after the Supreme Court ordered the MP on Wednesday to stop performing parliamentary duties.