Parliament declares Assin North seat vacant

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Following the Supreme Court’s judgement on James Gyakye Quayson’s ability to hold the Assin North seat, Parliament, through its Clerk, has declared the seat vacant.

On May 17, the Supreme Court delivered an unanimous judgement ordering Ghana’s Parliament to remove James Gyakye Quayson’s name from the record of members representing the Assin North seat.

The Clerk to Parliament, Cyril Kwabena Oteng Nsiah has written to the Electoral Commission (EC) of the occurrence of a vacancy in the Assin North Constituency.

The Supreme Court has by unanimous decision ordered Parliament to expunge the name of James Gyakye Quayson as a Member of Parliament.

The Court on, Wednesday, 17 May 2023, declared as unconstitutional the election of Mr Gyakye Quayson as MP for Assin North saying he held dual citizenship as at the time he filed to contest the 2020 elections

A resident of Assin Bereku in the Central region, Michael Ankomah Nimfa dragged Mr Quayson to the court to restrain him from holding himself as MP after a Cape Coast High Court in July 2021 annulled his election as Assin North MP.

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