James Gyakye Quayson, embattled lawmaker for Assin North Constituency continues to hold himself as Member of Parliament for the area despite the Cape Coast High court declaring his election as null and void.
Interacting with his constituents on August 2, 2021, Mr Quayson insisted he remains the legislator for the area and he’ll not be intimidated by anybody.
“When Kwame Nkrumah wanted to save Ghana, he was frustrated by these same people, he was imprisoned…and from there he became the Prime Minister; in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 26-years, so, there are some people in this world that when they have some good intentions for their people, they are frustrated…it will not be forever; their days are measured.
“If I have devoted my life to fight for the [people of Assin North], you need to stand by me so that we can fight together…I’m being targeted not because of my party but the development of Assin North…I didn’t become an MP because I want to amass wealth but for the youth and vulnerable of Assin North…”
However, this move has peeved the ruling New Patriotic Party who have vowed to cite him for contempt for still carrying himself as MP.
National Youth Organizer of the NPP, Henry Nana Boakye stated that Mr Quayson’s comment is in clear violation of the court’s ruling thereby making him a candidate for contempt of court.
“The High Court is a competent court of jurisdiction. The court in its judgement said you’re no more the MP, don’t hold yourself as an MP and clearly the man is saying that to hell with the judgement you gave last week, I am still the MP.”
Meanwhile the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed an appeal to challenge the ruling of the court.
Sammy Gyamfi, communications director of the party had described the ruling as plagiarized writings from Wikipedia.