The Member of Parliament-elect for Effutu constituency Alexander Afenyo Markin has raised a question on whether the Clerk of Parliament Clerk Cyril K O Nsiah has received any notice from the Cape Coast High Court restraining the Assin North MP-elect from being sworn-in.
He raised the query after Haruna Iddrisu, the MP-elect for Tamale South had nominated and presented the name of Alban Bagbin to be elected as Speaker of the 8th Parliament.
His query has thrown the House into a state of disagreements from both sides.
Mr. Muntaka Mubarak responding said his colleague MP was out of order and his query was not a matter on the table for discussion.
To him, the issue on the table was about the election of a Speaker.
He later seconded the motion for the nomination of the nominee.
After he was done, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu demanded the Clerk to tell the House whether he has been served with the notice of the injunction.
He then asked the Marshals to escort the MP-elect who has been injuncted from the Chamber.
Haruna Iddrisu fired back saying the query by the NPP was unnecessary.
The Cape Coast High Court on Wednesday granted an injunction restraining James Gyekye Quayson from holding himself as NDC MP-elect for Assin North over dual citizenship.
The court’s action follows a petition filed against the MP-elect by one Michael Ankoma-Nimfah, a mason and resident of Assin Bereku.
The judge in granting the request stated that
the issues raised against the MP-elect warrant full trial hence he needs to stop describing himself as MP.
The NDC ‘s MP-Elect has been accused of owing allegiance to Canada contrary to Article 94 (1) (a) of the 1992 constitution.