Chaos has once again erupted in parliament over the proof of the receipt of the service of a notice served on the Clerk of Parliament over the interlocutory injunction on the Assin North MP-elect.
It is the case of the NDC’s side that the Clerk had no legal basis to rule that the Assin North MP-elect will not vote for the Speaker or be sworn-in.
The elected MPs on the side of the opposition asked the House to allow the MP-elect to err on the side of law and face the consequences.
The Clerk Cyril K O Nsiah leading the house for the processes to elect the Speaker and the two Deputies indicated that he was served with the notice of the interlocutory injunction hence he could not recognize the NDC MP-elect.
The Clerk of Parliament Cyril K O Nsiah has confirmed receipt of the interlocutory injunction placed on the Assin North constituency.
He confirmed receipt of the restraining order after both sides of the House had slugged it out over whether the MP-elect was supposed to be in the Chamber to be sworn-in.
The Member of Parliament-elect for Effutu constituency Alexander Afenyo Markin had raised a question on whether the Clerk of Parliament Clerk Cyril K O Nsiah has received any notice from the Cape Coast 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.
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 injected from the Chamber.
But after the disagreements from both sides, the Clerk confirmed receipt of the injunction and read it before the MPs-elect.
According to him, he was duly served and therefore he would be unable to recognize James Gyekye Quayson as MP-elect.
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.