The former Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson, has spoken on the Cape Coast High Court’s ruling.
The embattled legislator has urged sympathisers of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) to remain resolute in these difficult times.
In a press statement, James Quayson indicates that the ruling by the Cape Coast High Court is a travesty of justice and the NDC shall prevail.
“All my beloved constituents should be assured that I am in high spirit and confident that this momentary travesty shall rather make us emerge stronger. So I urge you all not to be worried, neither should you be discouraged- the confirmation of our historic victory beckons”, the statement reads in parts.
The Cape Coast High Court on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, annulled the results of the 2020 parliamentary elections in the Assin North constituency.
The Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye ordered for fresh elections to be conducted in the constituency.
The case of the petitioner is that the MP, James Gyaakye Quayson, at the time of filing to contest the 2020 parliamentary elections, had not renounced his Canadian citizenship and thus held dual nationality.
The judge ruled that on the MP, James Gyaakye Quayson violated constitutional provisions and other statutory provisions that guide Ghana’s elections.
Read the full press statement of James Gyakye Quayson below
For Immediate Release
GRATEFUL FOR THE SOLIDARITY IN THE FACE OF THIS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE
I wish to use this medium to express my deep and profound appreciation for the outpouring of support and solidarity since the judicial events of yesterday.
I am absolutely grateful to the chiefs and people of Assin North for the remarkable show of love and unparalleled resilience.
The solidarity from the rank and file of the NDC and the general public as a whole has renewed my confidence in a brighter future for this country regardless of the treacherous momentary setbacks.
As the unimpeachable facts show, I have always been a sincere, loyal, law abiding and patriotic citizen who only set out in good conscience to come to serve the great people of Assin North with all my heart and with all my capacity.
Our massive victory in Assin North on December 7, 2020 was a pure and legitimate one handed over to us by the discerning people of Assin North and we shall resist every attempt to subvert the true will of the people.
Victory from the masses is far superior to the dark machinations of an elite few.
All my beloved constituents should be assured that I am in high spirit and confident that this momentary travesty shall rather make us emerge stronger.
So I urge you all not to be worried, neither should you be discouraged- the confirmation of our historic victory beckons.
Take heart and be of good cheer; the victory of the NDC and all true democrats shall not be stolen! James Gyakye QuaysonThe Almighty Lord is on our side – we fear no foe.
Hon. James Gyakye Quayson,
[MP, Assin North]
29th July 2021.