- The Cape Coast High court has ruled out the MP-elect for the Assin North Constituency
- According to the court, James Quayson cannot hold himself as the MP-elect
- There were claims that he had dual citizenship in Ghana and Canada
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The Cape Coast High court has ruled out the MP-elect for the Assin North Constituency, James Gyakye Quayson.
The court granted an injunction suit against the Member of Parliament-elect for Assin North.
According to the court, James Quayson cannot hold himself as the MP-elect for the constituency.
The ruling follows a petition filed by Michael Ankomah claiming that James Quayson posed a dual citizenship as he filed to contest for the position.
James Quayson allegedly owes allegiance to both Ghana and Canada.
This, according to the petitioner, goes against the provision of Article 94 (2) (a) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
In his petition, he urged the court to declare James Quayson's position as MP-elect null and void.
Quayson polled 17,498 while the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Madam Abena Durowaa Mensah had 14,793 in the December 7, 2020 election.
In other news, the Supreme Court has quashed the interim injunction placed on the gazetting the electoral results of the Hohoe parliamentary results showing John Peter Amewu as winner.
A five-member panel of the Supreme Court quashed the decision of the Ho High Court aimed at stopping Peter Amewu from holding himself as MP-elect of Hohoe constituency.
By this, Peter Amewu can freely go to parliament and would be sworn into the eight parliament of the fourth republic to represent his constituency.
The parliamentary election in the Hohoe Constituency resulted in the declaration of the New Patriotic Party's John Peter Amewu as the winner, having obtained 26,952 (55.18%) of the popular votes.
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