There are various commentaries over the decision of the Supreme Court to enforce a high court decision on barring Assin North’s MP from performing his duties as an MP. Many political commentators have questioned why the apex court chose to meddle in this matter. Currently, James Gyakye Quayson until all cases against him are cleared will have to sit out of Parliamentary proceedings.
On TV3’s The Keypoints, MP for Asante Akyem, Hon. Appiah Kubi called on James Quayson to desist from even trying to enter his office because he is no more needed there. Martin Kpebu had earlier mentioned that Ghana was broke and should be burdened with cases whereby one court tries to enforce another decision made by another court. Martin added that Ghana should amend the constitution to make it clear on eligibility on those contesting elections.
These comments however didn’t go down well with Appiah Kubi. According to the MP if Martin feels Ghana is broke then he agrees and also feels that the Electoral Commission should also not organize a by election but rather hand over the Parliamentary seat to the NPP aspirant for the area in 2020. Hon. Andy Appiah Kubi posited that if he goes with the idea that Ghana is broke then there is no need to spend monies to organize a by election when the one who placed second in the last elections can be given power.
In the 2020 parliamentary elections, Gyakye Quayson beat the NPP rival, Abena Durowaa Mensah with 55.21% despite President Akufo-Addo winning the presidential contest there by 50.81%
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