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Supreme Court dismisses embattled James Quayson’s review application

The Supreme Court has once again dismissed the review application filed by James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North Constituency.

Quayson is seeking a review of the restraining orders against him from performing his parliamentary duties and holding himself as an MP.

This is after Michael Ankomah Nimfah had filed an interlocutory injunction against him, which succeeded.

He made a move in January 2022, to quash the Appellate Court’s decision against standing down, and refer the interpretation of Article 94 (2) (a) of the 1992 Constitution to the apex Court.

His lawyers had argued before the 5-member ordinary Bench that a legal argument could not be made on the substantive matter without the constitutional interpretation by the apex court.

The Supreme Court in a five-two majority ruling on July 27, 2022, with Justices Agnes Dordzie and Gabriel Pwamang dissenting, refused to grant the application for review.

On December 30, 2020, a resident of Assin North, Michael Ankomah-Nimfah, filed a parliamentary election petition at the Cape Coast High Court challenging the eligibility of Quayson to be an MP.

He contended that the MP was not eligible on the basis that at the time he [Quayson] filed his nomination to contest as a parliamentary candidate, he was still a citizen of Canada.


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Jerry is a copy writer at African Alert [AFAL]. Aside from general news, Jerry is an experienced creator and web content expert who loves to spend his time telling African-centric stories, most times, in text.

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