Breaking News: Supreme Court Orders Parliament To Expunge Assin North MP’s Name From Roll Of MPs
The Supreme Court has in a 7-0 unanimous decision ordered Parliament to expunge the name of the MP for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson from the roll of Parliamentarians.
This means that the Assin North seat is now vacant and fresh elections may need to be conducted to elect a new parliamentarian.
James Gyakye Quayson, who stood on the ticket of the NDC as its parliamentary candidate in the Assin North constituency for the 2020 polls got 17,498 votes representing (55.21%) while Abena Durowaa Mensah, the NPP’s candidate had 14,193 representing (44.79%).
However, the sworn-in MP, had his election annulled by the Cape Coast High Court on grounds that he holds dual citizenship, of which he has denied.
He subsequently appealed the High Court ruling.
One Michael Ninfa, a teacher and resident of Yamoransa in the Central Region, had filed an interlocutory motion and urged the Supreme Court to bar the lawmaker from holding himself out as MP.