I can’t declare Assin North Parliamentary seat vacant – Bagbi

he Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has declined the Declaratory Order from the Cape Coast High Court in the matter of the Election Petition of Michael Ankomah-Nifah Vrs the Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Quayson.

According to documents available to InsiderGH.com, the Speaker of Parliament has received certified true copies of documents from the Lawyers of the Assin North Member of Parliament, filed for an appeal of the Cape Coast High Court’s judgement and an application of a stay of execution for the said judgement.

According to the Speaker, in the light of the certified true copies received, the case in question is still a sub judice and is yet to be concluded by a court of competent jurisdiction.

He further noted the fact that his office cannot declare the Assin North parliamentary seat vacant pursuant to the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament.

Below is the official letter from the Clerk of Parliament:

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