The Deputy Director of Legal Affairs of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Baba Jamal has revealed that the party has no intention whatsoever to present a new candidate for any possible bye-election in the Assin North constituency.
This comes after the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament must expunge the name of James Gyakye Quayson as Member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency.
The Apex Court further ruled that the swearing-in of Mr. James Gyakye Quayson as an MP was also illegal.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Neat FM, Ahmed Mohammed Baba Jamal who represents the NDC on legal issues remarked that despite the Court’s verdict the party disagrees and will challenge the Court in due time.
“There is a verdict but we [NDC] do not agree with the court,” he said.
The ruling has, however, paved the way for a bye-election in the consistency to elect a new Member of Parliament for the area. But Baba Jamal said the NDC will again present the striped MP to contest the seat again.
‘We are still presenting James Gyakye Quayson as our parliamentary candidate for Assin North bye-election.” he emphatically
The Member of Parliament for Assin North has expressed his disappointment in the Supreme Court’s ruling to get his records expunged as a Member of Parliament.
James Gyakye Quayson had been accused of holding dual citizenship prior to the 2020 election, an allegation he vehemently denied.