Supreme Court orders Parliament to expunge Gyakye Quayson’s name from their records

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The Supreme Court unanimously authorized Parliament to remove James Gyakye Quayson’s name from the records of parliamentarians.

The election of Mr. Gyakye Quayson as MP for Assin North was ruled unlawful by the Court today, May 17, 2023.

After the Cape Coast High Court invalidated Mr. Quayson’s election as the MP for Assin North in July 2021, a resident of Assin Bereku in the Central area, Michael Ankomah Nimfa, dragged Mr. Quayson before the court to prevent him from holding himself out as an MP.

The petitioner had argued before the Supreme Court that James Gyakye Quayson’s continued retention of office notwithstanding a High Court ruling that had declared his election invalid had violated the constitution and been unfair to the residents of Assin North.

At the time he submitted his nomination papers to run in the 2020 elections, Mr. Quayson was found by the Cape Coast High Court to have had loyalty to a nation other than Ghana.

The disgruntled MP had appealed the high court’s ruling to the supreme court.


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