The embattled 2020 National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Assin North constituency, James Gyakye Quayson, has appealed the High Court ruling that annulled his election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area.
According to Quayson, the Cape Court High Court erred in its ruling, a situation which has compelled him to seek redress at the Court of Appeals.
Quayson was on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, stripped of his MPship after a Cape Court High annulled the 2020 Parliamentary Election held in Assin North constituency and ordered for a fresh election to be held.
The Court which was presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye, restrained Mr. Quayson, from holding himself as MP for the Assin North constituency.
However, in his notice of appeal filed on Monday, August 2, 2021, at the Court of Appeal, Cape Coast, Quayson said the ruling delivered by the High Court was neither based in law nor on fact.
He is therefore praying to the Appeals Court to set aside the orders and cost awarded by the High Court in its ruling.
He insisted that the High Court acted out of jurisdiction by not referring the interpretation of Article 94(2) (a) of the 1992 Constitution to the Supreme Court.
Other reliefs being sought by Quayson include:
1. A declaration that the judgment of the High Court, Cape Coast, Coram Kwasi Boakye Jj. dated 28th July 2021, is void for having been issued out of the jurisdiction.
2. An order setting aside the judgment of High Court, Cape Coast, Coram Kwasi Boakye J., dated 28th July 2021.
3. An order setting aside the award of costs against the appellant and in favour of the petitioner/respondent and the 2nd Respondent/Respondent
4. Costs in favour of the appellant.
5. Any further or other order(s) the Court may deem fit.