Supreme Court unanimously dismisses Assin North MP’s application

The Supreme Court has, on Tuesday, April 5, unanimously dismissed an application filed by Assin North Member of Parliament James Gyakye Quayson.

Justice Jones Dotse reading the ruling noted that the application for review filed by the Assin North MP lacks merit.

James Gyakye Quayson in his application was urging the apex court to set aside it’s March 8 ruling that ordered the legislator to file his defense in a case seeking to stop him from performing parliamentary duties.

The Supreme Court also set April 13 to rule for the injunction filed by private citizen Michael Ankomah Nimfah to prevent Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson from performing parliamentary duties.

Michael Ankomah Nimfah on January 27, filed an interlocutory injunction against him from performing his parliamentary duties after a High Court Judgment.

James Gyakye Quayson had his seat declared vacant by Cape Coast High Court following the issue of dual citizenship on July 28, 2021.

The Supreme Court panel of seven presided over by Justice Jones Victor Dotse with Justice Agnes Dordzie, Justice Nene Amegatcher, Justice Mariama Owusu, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, Justice Henrietta Mensah Bonsu and Justice Yonni Kulendi fixed the date after hearing the parties.

Earlier the Apex court had dismissed a review of the application blocking the hearing of the injunction filed by Michael Ankomah Nimfah.

Counsel for the MP led by Tsatsu Tsikata withdrew the motion on stay of proceedings after which it was struck out by the court.

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