Abraham Amaliba, a member of the opposition NDC’s legal team, said the justice system was against ousted Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson.
Amaliba said lawyers for the MP for Assin North may go for a review of the 5-2 ruling.
He told Accra-based Joy FM that “as lawyers we are meeting tonight and we will make a decision. It’s 5-2, it’s possible a review could be done and if the justices agree they can overturn the decision, but no one should be talking about a by-election now when the matter itself- even has not been decided.
James Gyakye Quayson, according to Abraham Amaliba, is happy with the support given to him by his lawyers.
“He’s seen the effort we’re making and he knows the system is against him,” he said.
Supreme Court’s 5-2 ruling must stand pending disposition of substantive case filed against Mr. Quayson
Amaliba advised the MP who was barred by the court from performing his parliamentary duties to stand for the seat in the event of a by-election.
He noted, “He’s a popular person in the city and I’m sure people knowing that this looks more like a persecution against him, would give him the green light to come to Parliament.”
In July 2021, a Cape Coast High Court quashed the election of the MP for Assin North, after finding he owed allegiance to Canada when filing his nomination forms to contest the ballot boxes.
Constituency resident Michael Ankomah Nimfah filed the petition in court and later filed another suit in the Supreme Court to enforce the High Court’s decision.
He urged the court to prevent another violation of the constitution by restraining the deputy.
On Wednesday, April 13, the Supreme Court, in a 5-2 decision, ruled on the matter barring the MP for Assin North from holding any parliamentary office.
That is until the decision of the substantive case filed against him in the Supreme Court.
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