Injunction application against Assin North MP adjourned sine die

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An application filed by Michael Ankomah Nimfah, a member of the New Patriotic Party at the Supreme Court seeking to injunct James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency has been adjourned sine die.

Mr Quayson, the MP for the National Democratic Congress has had his seat declared vacant by the High Court in Cape Coast but the applicant contends that, he is still holding himself as an MP for the area.

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In a writ invoking the original jurisdiction of Supreme Court, the applicant is also seeking for the interpretation of Article 94(2)( a) but, Mr Quayson was absent.

In court on Tuesday, February 1, the registrar of the Court informed the court that their attempt to have the MP served through Parliament has proved unsuccessful.

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It was the case of Matthew Antianye, the registrar that, for the first attempt, “the address of service was through the Clerk of Parliament but the Clerk said, it ought to be served on the Speaker”.

For the second attempt, the service was through the secretary of the Speaker but the secretary said, the Speaker was out of Parliament and cannot receive the processes.

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A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice Jones Dotse directed the applicant to assist the registrar with the service on James Quayson, the first Defendant in the matter.

The Electoral Commission and the Attorney General are the second and third Defendants.

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