Court declares Assin North parliamentary seat vacant

Cape Coast High Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye has cancelled the parliamentary elections of the Assin North constituency, making the seat vacant.

The court has ordered for new elections to be conducted in the Assin North constituency.

A day before the ruling, the decision of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North Constituency James Gyakye Quayson to seek cover at Supreme Court over his dual citizenship case has failed as a five-member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Yaw Appau struck out his application.

The Supreme Court awarded a cost of GHc5000 against the MP in favour of the petitioner, Michael Ankomah Nimfah.

Justice Appau pointed out that, the application was premature and “we think you didn’t lay the foundations well.”

The High Court has restrained James Gyakye Quayson from holding himself as MP for Assin North Constituency

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