The Cape Coast high court on Wednesday (28 July) restrained James Gyakye Quayson from holding himself as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Assin North]
James Gyakye Quayson, the 2020 parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Assin North, has appealed the High Court ruling annulling his election as MP.
His lawyers filed the appeal on Monday 2 August praying the court to overturn the high court’s decision because the trial judge lacks the “jurisdiction to determine the case”.
The Cape Coast high court on Wednesday (28 July) restrained Quayson from holding himself as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Assin North.
The court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye also ordered for fresh parliamentary elections to be held in the constituency following parliamentary election petition brought to the court by Michael Ankomah-Nimfah, seeking to annul the MP’s election.
Speaking to journalists on Monday (2 August) after filing the appeal, the Communications Director of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, said: “The legal team and leadership of the party, together with our able MP have taken time to go through the 64-page judgement of the trial court and we have resolved all the issue that we believe fly in the face of the laws of this country and make this decision a travesty of justice.”
“And so today lawyers for the Assin North MP have filed a notice of appeal to challenge the decision of the trial court.”