Assin-North: Court Prevents NDC MP-Elect From Being Sworn-In


The NDC Member of Parliament-elect for Assin North James Gyakye Quayson has been injuncted from being sworn in as an MP.

This means that the NDC will lose one MP as the country’s parliament prepares to transition to the 8th parliament.

The court injunction makes the National Democratic Congress(NDC) able to swear in 136 MPs-elect as against New Patriotic Party(NPP)’s 137.

This development comes at a time when the two dominant political parties in Ghana are claiming majority status in the next parliament.

The NDC MP-elect for Assin North James Gyakye Quayson was sued allegedly for holding Canadian citizenship.

Mr Quayson had dismissed the claim when it was earlier brought up by the New Patriotic Party.

However, the complainant said the MP-elect still held on to Canadian citizenship when he was filing to contest in the December polls.

The Cape Coast High court has ruled that James Gyakye Quayson cannot hold himself as the MP-elect for the constituency.

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