Minority Leader
May 18, 2023

The Minority has said it will study the reason behind removal of James Gyakye Quayson by the Supreme Court as it appears to be a slap in the face of democracy and rule of law; and let the public know its position upon reviewing the reasons the court arrived at such a decision.

Leader of the Minority in Parliament Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson in a statement noted that framers of Ghana’s constitution in their intention were not to allow a dual citizen to perform a function of a Member of Parliament.

“It’s baffling that the Supreme court could direct the removal from Parliament of such a person who has been duly elected as a Member of Parliament, as at the time of his election James Gyakye Quayson was not a dual citizen, neither was he a dual citizen as at the time he took the oath of office as a Member of Parliament”.

The statement noted that “The Minority has become aware of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating the nomination, election and subsequent swearing in of our colleague MP for Assin North as being unconstitutional and of no legal effect; and subsequently directing Parliament to expunge his name from its records as a Member of Parliament for Assin North constituency.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com