Assin North MP injunction : Apply for a review – Justice Abdulai to Legal team
"A review application for me, you do it on the basis of principle but not on the basis that the Supreme Court is wrong."
A private legal practitioner and a lecturer at the UPSA Law School, Justice Abdulai has called on the legal team for the NDC Member of Parliament for Assin North to apply for a review of his injunction.
According to him, the MP’s lawyers should make the move if they believe that enough ground exists.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, the Supreme Court of Ghana by a Majority of 5-2, granted an injunction application filed by Micheal Ankomah-Nimfah restraining the Member of Parliament for Assin North from holding himself as a legislator.
Speaking on the AM Show on Joy News TV on April 14, 2022, Justice Abdulai, however, cautioned against seeking a review just on the basis that the apex court is wrong rather he wants it to be done as a matter of principle.
Additionally, he mentioned that a review in this particular case should be pursued in the interest of the nation and for justice.
On February 1, 2022, the applicant Michael Ankomah-Nimfah, a private citizen filed a writ seeking the interpretation of Article 94 (2a) and an injunction of the Member of Parliament from holding himself as such.
The petitioner also contended that Hon Quayson was not eligible on the basis that at the time of filing his parliamentary nomination, he held citizenship of another country (Canada) in addition to Ghana.
In July 2021, the Cape Coast High Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye annulled the Assin North Parliamentary election.
He also restrained Hon James Quayson from holding himself as MP for the Constituency.
This was the Judgment of an election petition filed by a resident of Assin North, Michael Nimfah who challenged the eligibility of Mr. Quayson to hold the office as an MP.
The MP has since the above Judgment of the Court, gone to the Court of Appeal to quash the Judgement of the High Court and in the Supreme Court to challenge a ruling of the Court of Appeal.