We Won’t Be Cowed By Your Court Actions - Minority To Government
The Minority in Parliament has also accused President Akufo-Addo of the attempts to use the courts to tilt the balance of power in Parliament. The state has charged James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament for Assin North with five counts including perjury. Quayson, who contested the Parliamentary seat of Assin North
Constituency and won on ticket of National Democratic Congress, has had his seat declared vacant by the Cape Coast High Court of his Canadian nationality switch. Mr. Quayson has since filed an appeal while the applicant, in that case, has also invoked the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to injunct him from performing his
Parliamentary function. Michael Ankomah Nimfah, a member of the NPP is also seeking an interpretation of the Article 94(2)(2) also of the 1992 Constitution on his eligibility to contest the 2020 elections. With the latest being a criminal suit sighted by Starrfm.com.gh filed on behalf of the Attorney General by the Director of Public
Prosecution Mrs. Yvonne Atakora Obuobisa, Mr. Gyakye Quayson is facing five criminal charges. Addressing the media, Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu argued that the criminal charges filed against the Assin North, Member of the Parliament (MP), James Quayson is a desperate attempt by the government to reduce the numbers of
the NDC in parliament in order to get the controversial E-Levy passed. He said the government cannot ask for cooperation through intimidation and harassment on any group that disagrees with its policies and programs. The people of Assin North have decided that he should be their Member of the Parliament and this cannot be
subverted by desperate President Akufo-Addo and his agents. We wish to serve notice to Nana Addo Danquah and his government that the Minority has gallant 137, we remain determined, resolute and decided that we are not supporting E-levy. Mr. Iddrisu also further said the Minority is opposing the E-levy because it is primitive, regressive and it would not advance the course of the
country. If for nothing at all the Akufo-Addo government and Ghanaians must thank this Minority too. But for us, would there also be public engagements and town-hall meetings going on, thank us. But for we standing for principle and saying that don’t take this for a certificate of agency which resulted in those excesses. So for the consultations, they must thank us for giving them the opportunity to reach out to the Ghanaian public and to consult, he added.