An Accra High Court has dismissed Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson’s application for a stay of proceedings.
The application sought to put his perjury and forgery trial on hold until the Court of Appeal determines an application against the trial Court.
The court ruled that no exceptional circumstance had been proven by Quayson’s lawyers to warrant the grant of a stay of proceedings.
The court, presided over by Justice Mary Maame Ekue Yanzuh, delivered the ruling today, July 11, 2023.
However, lead counsel Tsatsu Tsikata has announced his intention to apply to the Court of Appeal, seeking a stay of proceedings.
Justice Yanzuh said, “I am unable to agree with the submission that the appeal has a brighter chance of success because of errors of law.
“The fact that the applicant believes his appeal will succeed does not by itself warrant and it does not warrant a special circumstance for a stay to be granted,” the presiding judge said.
The court added that its decision to hear the case on day-to-day basis was still in force.