Speaker turns down court order to declear Assin North seat vacant
Adnan Adams Mohammed
Rt. Hon. Alban S. K. Bagbin,Speaker of Parliament, has declined the Declaratory Order from the Cape Coast High Court in the matter of the Election Petition of Michael Ankomah-Nifah against the beleaguered Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Quayson.
According to documents available to www.newsguideafrica.com, the Speaker of Parliament has received certified true copies of documents from the Lawyers of the Assin North Member of Parliament, filed for an appeal of the Cape Coast High Court’s judgement and an application of a stay of execution for the said judgement.
According to the Speaker, in the light of the certified true copies received, the case in question is still as subjudice and is yet to be concluded by a court of competent jurisdiction.
He further noted the fact that his office cannot declare the Assin North parliamentary seat vacant pursuant to the 1992 Constitution and the Standing Orders of Parliament.
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