July 20, 2023

The Minority in Ghana’s Parliament has served notice that it will escalate its action in view of government scaling up the trail of Assin North Member of Parliament James Gyakye Quayson.

In a press statement signed by the Minority Chief Whip, Governs Kwame Agbodza on Tuesday, July 19, 2023, he noted that their action follows the request by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame that the Assin North lawmaker be tried on daily basis.

“Despite application of stay of proceedings before the courts of Appeals against the daily trial, the High court has ruled that it will continue to hear the case on daily basis”.

He further noted that in essence the ruling by the High Court put the Assin North MP in the same position that it was placed by the Supreme Court before the bye-election. “And if the Minority members are to appear on daily trial, what time will we have to go for Parliamentary business instead of representing the good people of Assin North constituency”.

“We are at this point, including all options available to us to defend and protect our colleague”.

As Hon James Gyakye Quayson is the only person who has been elected twice within a parliamentary term; he first worn in 2020, which was declared void by the Supreme Court, this trigged a bye-election which was worn by the same person in June 2023 with 57.56 percent.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com