Supreme Court stops Assin North MP from performing parliamentary duties

The Supreme Court of Ghana has ruled that Assin North lawmaker, James Gyakye Quayson can no longer perform parliamentary duties.

This is until the determination of the substantive case filed against him at the Supreme Court.

Mr. Quayson is facing criminal prosecution at the Accra High Court for alleged forgery and deceit of public officer.

This comes after it was found that he owed allegiance to Canada at the time of filing his nomination forms to contest the polls.

 

A group calling itself ‘Concerned Citizens of Assin North also petitioned the Electoral Commission in the Central Region to withdraw the candidature of Mr. Quayson, arguing that he owes allegiance to Canada.