Supreme Court Orders Substituted Service On Assin North MP
The Supreme Court has ordered a substituted service on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of the Parliament (MP) for the Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson. The Court, by this order, has asked for a court case that is seeking to stop Mr Quayson from holding himself as an MP, to be published in the Daily Graphic
and at the residence of the MP. This also comes after a seven-member apex court panel upheld an application by the plaintiff also a resident of Assin Breku, Michael Ankomah-Nimfah. Moving the application, counsel for the plaintiff, Frank Davies, submitted that all efforts to serve Quayson with the court process had proved futile.
Gyakye Quayson is the subject of multiple legal actions that can potentially affect his stay in Parliament. A Cape Coast High Court in July 2021, ruled that Mr Quayson can't hold himself as MP since he held dual citizenship when he filed to contest the polls. This borders on the Article 94(2)(a) of the Ghana’s constitution that says a
person shall also not be qualified to be a member of Parliament if he owes allegiance to a country other than Ghana. Mr Quayson was therefore, dragged before the Supreme Court to stop him from holding himself as an MP. The plaintiff argues that despite the judgement of the Cape Coast High Court, Gyakye continues to parade himself as a sitting MP.