The Cape Coast High Court today 12th April, 2021 sat on the case involving the Member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency as hinted on the last adjourned date.As a reminder, the petition was filed by one Mr Michael Ankomah Nimfa of Assin Bereku, challenging the eligibility of Mr Quayson’s candidature as he is said to be holding dual citizenship contrary to the express provision of Article 94 (2) (a) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana.
The Cape Coast High Court in the Central Region has canceled the 2020 Assin North Parliamentary elections. The court, presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, further ordered for a fresh election to be conducted. The presiding judge held that the National Democratic Congress parliamentary candidate, Joe Gyakye Quayson, who won the polls, breached the constitution by not renouncing his Canadian citizenship.
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,
The NDC Parliamentary Candidate elect has been restrain from swearing in into the 8th Parliament tonight This is after a petition filed by one Michael Ankomah-Nimfa of Assin Bereku who claims Mr. Quayson holds dual citizenship. The presiding judge, Justice Kwasi Boakye ruled that Mr. Quayson was “restrained from holding himself out as Member of Parliament-Elect for the Assin North Constituency within the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana and further presenting himself to be sworn in as Member of Parliament-Elect