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Court grants injunction to end Assin North MP from being sworn-in [ARTICLE]


The Courtroom, chaired by Justice Kwasi Boakye dominated that Mr. Quayson was “restrained from keeping himself out as Member of Parliament-elect for the Assin North constituency within just the Central Region of the Republic of Ghana and further presenting himself to be sworn in as Member of Parliament-elect as these types of until eventually the closing resolve of the petition.”

The injunction was granted in a circumstance filed by just one Michael Ankomah-Nimfa of Assin Bereku who claims Mr. Quayson retains dual citizenship of Ghana and Canada.

In the substantive case, Mr. Ankomah-Nimfa is searching for to annul the declaration of Mr. Quayson as the winner of the December 7 polls due to the fact of the twin citizenship promises.

He based his circumstance on Write-up 94 (2) (a) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana, which states “a person shall not be experienced to be a member of Parliament if he owes allegiance to a place other than Ghana.”

Yesterday, a Wenchi High Courtroom stopped an injuction accommodate submitted by the NDC versus the MP-elect for Techiman South, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah.

The NDC requested the court docket to bar the MP from keeping himself as the MP-elect and also prevent him him from remaining sworn in parliament on January 7th.

Jean Mensah, EC Chairperson

Jean Mensah, EC Chairperson

His Lordship, Justice Fredrick Arnold A. K. Nawurah who dominated the scenario reported the ex-parte application, if granted, will be unfair to Mr. Korsah.

The presiding Judge, Lordship Justice Fredrick Arnold A. K. Nawurah said in his ruling that he “shall refuse the ex parte injunction software.”

“I assume the persons of Techiman South need a representative at the swearing-in. To injunct the 1st respondent will be unfair. At the conclusion of the demo, if it is proven that the election was not done appropriately, I shall make my orders. I hereby refuse the application.”

The court’s directive indicates that the Countrywide Democratic Congress will existing 136 MPs for the swearing-in ceremony for users of the 8th Parliament on January 7.

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