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NDC To Know Their Fate In Parliament As Court Rules On Assin North Appeal Case, December 13



The Appeals Court in Cape Coast, hearing the matter involving the legitimacy of the NDC MP for Assin North, James Gyaakye Quayson is set to deliver their ruling on December 13, 2021.

The three-member panel of judges made up of Justices Irene Charity Larbi JA, Georgina Mensah-Datsa JA and Yaw Darko Asare JA, made the adjournment after refusing to refer a number of legal questions to the Supreme Court as requested by the lawyers of Mr. Quayson.

The case challenging the legitimacy of the Assin North MP was instituted by one Michael Nimfah who claims that the recently elected lawmaker was a Canadian citizen at the time of contesting for the election.

As part of his defence, Mr. Gyakye’s lawyers raised constitutional questions at the High Court and then asked that the case be referred to the Supreme Court for interpretation.

However, the court refused.

On 19th November 2021, the case was called at the Court of Appeal at Cape Coast, with the petitioner, Michael Ankomah-Nimfah present in court together with his lawyers, Mr. Frank Davies and Mr. Bright Adjekum.

The Electoral Commission, the organizer of the election under contention was however not represented in court.

Hon. James Gyakye Quayson, who had appealed the High Court’s decision was represented in court by lawyers Tsatsu Tsikata and Justin Pwavra Teriwajah.

Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata moved the motion for a number of constitutional questions to be referred to the apex court.

In response, Frank Davies, lawyer for the petitioner denied that the questions of law are not worth referring to the Supreme Court. He contended that the Court of Appeal is competent to make decisions on all the above questions without referring them to the Supreme Court.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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