Speaker of Parliament petitioned to declare Assin North seat vacant

Attorney General (AG) Godfred Yeboah Dame is said to have written to the Speaker of Parliament asking him to declare the Assin North seat vacant following a recent Supreme Court ruling.

The court ordered parliament to remove James Gyakye Quayson’s name from his records after it was found that he had not renounced his Canadian citizenship when he applied for a nomination to challenge the polls.

This vacancy will require holding a by-election.

Minority Leader Dr Forson revealed the letter from the AG during the examination of Chief Justice candidate, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo.

“I have received a letter from the Office of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice, the letter addressed to the Honorable Speaker of the Parliament of Ghana, Accra and I have been copied to the Minority Leader.”

“The third paragraph on the second page states that the effect of this decision of the Supreme Court is that the election of Mr James Gyakye Quayson as MP for the Assin North constituency is unconstitutional, void and without effect. juridical. ”

“The Supreme Court’s final order directing Parliament to remove Mr James Gyakye Quayson’s name means that Parliament must completely delete all records relating to him as an MP and implies that there has been a vacancies in the Assin North constituency,” the letter read.

During the review by Judge Gertrude Torkornoo, the chair of the nominating committee, Joe Osei Owusu said the committee’s report proposed majority approval would be debated and voted on as it continues in parliament on June 6.

“Looking at the rules and regulations, it is impossible not to come to a conclusion, so the decision is in the minority to vote against it and therefore we will present a report presenting the committee’s decision majority.”

“Parliament will resume on June 6, the report will probably be ready by then and it will be made, the decision is usually not two parts, the ruling is that the MP is proposed by decision majority and then the chamber adopts the motion if the decision is not unanimous.

“As a result, the report is contested and decisions are made by secret ballot,” he said.

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