Assin North Appeal: NDC to petition Judiciary for speedy trial
Opposition National Democratic Congress says it will petition the judiciary to speed up the trial of appeal process filed by ousted Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson.
Speaking in an interview monitored by African Editors on Tuesday 3 August 2021 in Accra, Member of NDC Legal Team Lawyer Edudzi Tameklo said “the party will petition the judiciary to expedite the appeal processes”.
I’m still your MP: Ousted Assin North MP files appeal
National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Assin North James Gyakye Quayson is insisting that he remains the legitimate MP for the constituency after he filed appeal processes today to challenge the Cape Coast Court order for re-run of crucial 2020 election.
Cape Coast High Court recently ordered for fresh election at Assin North Constituency over dual citizenship of the current MP James G. Quayson.
The court also ordered incumbent MP James G. Quayson not hold himself as a Member of Parliament for the area.
But, Mr. Quayson upon filing to challenge the judgement at the Appeal Court on Monday August 2, arrived at his constituency in a convoy with a high-powered NDC delegation told his constituents, chiefs and elders that “I’m still your MP, I have filed appeal processes to challenge the Court verdict and it will be long, their days are numbered. I’ve good intentions to help the vulnerable, poor and needy in this community”.
Mr. Quayson who broke tears upon his interaction with residents said “have not breached any law. But, the fact is that whilst I’m making efforts to help my people, others are also attempting to thwart my efforts. But, it wouldn’t work.
National Chair of the party Samuel Ofosu Ampofo said we’ll support Quayson both legally and politically.
The NDC has earlier promised to pursue the matter to the Supreme Court.
Speaking moments after the verdict, the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee Member Lawyer Dafeamakpor said “The party will pursue the matter to the Supreme Court and urged NDC Members to remain calm”.
Meanwhile, Director of International Affairs of NDC Alex Segbefia said three was deliberate attempt by the court registrar to prevent the party from filing a fresh process ahead of the verdict.
African Editors will updates our cherished readers on this developing story.
Source : africaneditors.com