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.
The court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, ordered for fresh elections to be conducted in the Assin North constituency.
The case of the petitioner is that the MP at the time of filing to contest the 2020 parliamentary elections, had not renounced his Canadian citizenship and thus held dual nationality.
Handing his judgement on Wednesday, the judge said the MP, Joe Gyaakye Quayson violated constitutional provisions and other statutory provisions that guide Ghana’s elections.
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…”
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.