The decision in the Assin North MP’s case has been postponed until July 28 by the Cape Coast High Court.
The Cape Coast High Court has set July 28, 2021, as the date for its decision on the petition challenging the election of Mr James Gyekye Quayson, Member of Parliament for Assin North of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
On Tuesday, counsel for the respondent moved his motion and prayed that because some applications had been made to the Supreme Court, the Court should not read its judgment on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, as originally scheduled.
The Court acknowledged the other side of the case that was before the Supreme Court.
As a result, the case was postponed until July 28, 2021, pending the hearing of the motion filed at the Supreme Court on July 27th, 2021.
Meanwhile, following Mr. Abraham Amaliba’s withdrawal as Quayson’s counsel, a new lawyer, Justin Teriwagah, has taken over the case for the respondent, who is the NDC MP for Assin North, James Gyekye Quayson.
Petition for election
In the December 7, 2020 parliamentary election, Mr Quayson received 17,498 votes, while Ms Abena Durowaa Mensah of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) received 14,793.
Mr Michael Ankomah-Nimfah, an Assin North resident, filed a parliamentary election petition at the Cape Coast High Court on December 30, 2020, challenging Mr Quayson’s eligibility to be a Member of Parliament.
He claimed that the MP was ineligible because he (Quayson) was still a Canadian citizen at the time he filed his nomination to run for parliament.