Assin-North NDC MP-elect cannot be sworn in - Parliament’s clerk

Assin-North NDC MP-elect cannot be sworn in - Parliament’s clerk

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The Assin-North NDC MP-Elect, James Gyakye Quayson, cannot be sworn in as a member of the eighth parliament.

This follows the confirmation of the receipt of the court injunction against him by the clerk of Parliament.

Assin-North NDC MP-elect cannot be sworn in - Parliament’s clerk

Assin-North NDC MP-elect cannot be sworn in - Parliament’s Clerk
Source: UGC

As a result, “I am unable to recognise Assin-North MP-Elect,” the clerk said.

The clerk’s remarks come on the concerns raised over the presence of Quayson in Parliament despite the court injunction by MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin.

A Cape Coast High Court on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, granted an injunction against his swearing-in.

According to the petition filed by one Michael Ankomah at the High Court, Quayson did not renounce his Canadian citizenship when filing to contest in the December general elections.

Quayson won the Assin North seat with 17, 498 votes.

However, the presiding judge, Justice Kwasi Boakye restrained him from holding himself as MP-Elect for the constituency in the Central Region and further presenting himself to be sworn in until the final determination of the petition.

NDC MP-Elect for Assin North defies injunction, submits himself for swearing-in

In a separate development, at least, 6000 security personnel were deployed for the inauguration of President Nana Akufo-Addo for another four-year term later today, Thursday, January 7, 2021.

The security personnel will be expected to secure and patrol the entire State House Complex, Accra International Conference Centre, Accra Sports Stadium, and the Black Star Square on the day.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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