Former President John Mahama has described the Supreme Court’s ruling that directed the Assin North MP, Gyakye Quayson, from holding himself as an MP as a misrepresentation of justice.
He argues that the apex court’s ruling is a deliberate display of disrespect to the country’s democracy.
He made the remarks in a Facebook post.
He said: “The representation of the people is at the heart of our democracy. Therefore, any decision that denies the citizenry of representation is a travesty of justice and an affront to our democracy,” Mr. Mahama said.
The apex court in a majority 5-2 decision on Wednesday, April 13 ruled that Mr. Gyakye Quayson can no longer perform parliamentary duties.
The directive will be in force until the final determination of the substantive case filed against him at the Supreme Court.
But Mr. Mahama has expressed his displeasure over the ruling saying the fuming is illegitimate.
He further opined that the substantive case before the apex court has already been ruled against Mr. Quayson.
“I cannot understand how an MP can be restrained from carrying out his duties when the substantive case to give finality to the question of his legitimacy has not been determined.
“Or is it the case that the outcome of the substantive case has been predetermined against him?” John Mahama quizzed.