On January 6, 2021 the Cape Coast High Court approved the injunction levelled against National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate who was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North Constituency.
According to the person who filled the petition, Michael Ankomah-Nimfa, the elected MP of Assin North Constituency, James Gyekye Quayson, was having both Ghanaian and Canadian citizenships when he filled to contest in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
However, the renowned law professor, Kweku Azar disagrees with the court ruling regarding the case.
He asserted in his Facebook page, dated on January 8, 2021 that most politicians deliberate confuse allegiance with citizenship.
He claimed that any fair court or student of constitutional law can easily distinguish between allegiance and citizenship.
He write that
“Allegiance is not citizenship. We reject any attempts to disqualify any Ghanaian from Parliament because there is no constitutional basis for such disqualification”
In addition, Prof Kweku Azar stated that the government can’t tout its successful ‘Year of Return' initiative and turn round to sabotage natural born Ghanaians who live abroad on the basis of dual citizenship.
Moreover, Prof Kweku Azar vehemently questions the hypocrisy in the country and urged politicians to be objective in their actions.
He wrote that
“We like to wear the holy cross around our necks while pocketing a talisman”
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