The Minority Caucus in Parliament has reacted to the decision by the Court of Appeal to dismiss James Gyakye Quayson’s stay of proceedings application.
The Minority Chief Whip, Kwame Governs Agbodza, in a statement said the decision to hold the daily trial is just like what the Supreme Court did to the MP.
He said the MP is being deprived of his parliamentary duties and the Caucus will explore all options available to it to defend one of its colleagues.
“If the Member of Parliament must appear in court every week day for trial, what time will he have to attend to Parliamentary business to represent the people of Assin North? We are therefore, at this point, including all options available to us to defend and protect our colleague.
Hon. James Gyakye Quayson is the only person to have been elected twice within a Parliamentary term. He first won the 2020 Parliamentary election in Assin North Constituency, which was declared null and void by the Supreme Court after two and a half years. This triggered a by-election which he won again by an overwhelming 57.56% on 27th June, 2023.”
Lawyers of the Assin North Member of Parliament had appealed the High Court’s decision to try Mr. Quayson on a daily basis.
But the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, July 19 quashed the application paving way for a daily trial of the embattled MP.
Read the full statement below