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Supreme Court Orders Parliament To Expunge Assin North MP’s Name From Roll Of MPs

The Supreme Court has in a 7-0 unanimous decision ordered Parliament to expunge the name of the MP for Assin North. James Gyakye Quayson from the roll of Parliamentarians.

This means that the Assin North seat is now vacant. Fresh elections may be needed to be conducted to elect a new parliamentarian.

James Gyakye Quayson, stood on the ticket of the NDC as its parliamentary candidate in the Assin North constituency for the 2020 polls. He got 17,498 votes representing (55.21%) while Abena Durowaa Mensah, the NPP’s candidate had 14,193 representing (44.79%).

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However, the sworn-in MP, had his election annulled by the Cape Coast High Court. This was on grounds that he holds dual citizenship, of which he has denied.

He subsequently appealed the High Court ruling.

Michael Ninfa, a teacher and resident of Yamoransa in the Central Region filed an interlocutory motion. Also, he urged the Supreme Court to bar the lawmaker from holding himself out as MP.

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