Minority to challenge Assin North Court ruling

The Minority in Parliament has served notice it will contest the ruling of a high court in Cape Coast which annulled the 2020 Parliamentary results of Assin North in the Central Region.

The Court further directed the MP, James Qayson from holding himself as MP for the area.

The Court, presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, ordered for fresh elections to be conducted in the constituency after a ruling was delivered on a petition against the legitimacy of the MP.

The case of the petitioner is that Quayson, at the time of filing to contest the 2020 parliamentary elections, had not renounced his Canadian citizenship and thus held a dual nationality.

The Supreme Court had earlier struck out an application by the MP praying the Supreme Court to invoke its supervisory jurisdiction and assume jurisdiction over the dual citizenship case brought against him.

But before the defendant could file a request at the High Court in Cape Coast to refer the case to the Supreme Court, a verdict was passed.

Speaking with the press in Parliament , Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu gave a strong indication that “cooperation will suffer,” reports XYZ reporter Princess Arita Anim.

“We remain unshaken, we remain very resolved,” he stressed.

Meanwhile, the majority in a quick rebuttal through the press says they feel vindicated.

Deputy Majority Whip, Annor Dompreh was convinced that, the threat by the minority is so unfortunate and must not be encouraged.



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