Court sets July 14 to decide the fate of Assin North MP

The petitioner is asking the court to order another parliamentary election to be conducted in the constituency.

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The Cape Coast High Court is set to rule on July 14, 2021, a petition challenging the eligibility of Mr.James Gyekye Quayson as MP of Assin North Constituency.

Mr.Justice Kwasi Boakye, the presiding judge has been given clearance by the Chief Justice of the Republic, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah to proceed with the case after the respondents in the case made an allegation of ‘bias’ against him and submitted a petition to the CJ to that effect.

The petitioner, however, failed to substantiate the allegations against the judge. Thus being cleared by the Chief Justice to proceed with the case.

The petitioner in the Assin North election petition case, Michael Ankomah-Nimfa, is asking the court to order another parliamentary election to be conducted in the constituency.

Michael Ankomah-Nimfa of Assin Bereku filed the petition at the Cape Coast High Court seeking to annul the declaration of Mr. James Gyakye Quayson as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency.

Mr. Quayson, the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) MP-elect, polled 17,498 votes against the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Madam Abena Durowaa Mensah, who had 14,793 in the December 7, 2020 election.

At its sitting yesterday, Justice Boakye accepted Mr.Abraham Amaliba’s application to withdraw his services from the case pursuant to CI 47 and order 75 rule 5(2) without having the first respondent served.

However, Mr.Abraham Amaliba bemoaned the court’s decision to give its ruling on 14th July 2021 and described it as being in haste especially without notice to the first respondent.

Additionally, he prayed the court to give the first respondent the needed notice to seek a new counsel in his stead following the withdrawal of his service.

Mr.Frank Davies, counsel for petitioner lamented the attempt by the opposing counsel to unduly delay the case and hoped for justice to take its course.