James Quayson appeals ruling annulling his election as Assin North MP


The 2020 National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson has appealed the High Court ruling which nullified his election as the Member of Parliament for the area.

Mr. Quayson in his appeal sighted by Citi News insisted that the Cape Coast High Court erred in its ruling.

The Cape Coast High Court last Wednesday ruled that Mr. Quayson, at the time of filing his documents to contest the election in Assin North, still held allegiance to another country other than Ghana.

The Court thus cancelled the said election, ordering a re-run of the poll in Assin North, and, consequently, prohibited James Quayson from holding himself out as Member of Parliament for the area.

But in a notice of appeal filed on Monday, August 2, 2021, at the Court of Appeal, Cape Coast, and sighted by Citi News, Mr. Quayson said the High Court per Justice  Kwasi Boakye was neither based in law nor in fact.

He is thus asking the Court of Appeal to set aside the orders and costs awarded in the said High Court Judgment.

By this Notice of Appeal, James Gyakye Quayson is also expected to cause his lawyers to apply to the Court for stay execution of the High Court orders pending the determination of the appeal.

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