A Cape Coast High Court has ruled that the 2020 parliamentary election result of Assin North should be canceled.
According to Justice Kwasi Boakye who presided over the court on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, a new election should be organized in the constituency.
Justice Kwasi Boakye ruled that based on the capacity of the petitioner to maintain an action against Quayson, the MPs challenge of his capacity was overruled and explained that its jurisdiction could be invoked in an election petition when the EC conducts a parliamentary election and declares the results of the contest. Thus, he argued the Court’s jurisdiction was properly invoked.
In his judgment, Justice Boakye said that the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Joe Gyaakye Quayson breached the provisions of the constitution with regard to dual citizenship.