Assin North Mp casts his ballot despite court injunction

Hon. James Quayson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North voted early today as part of parliamentary proceedings to select the Speaker of Parliament for the 8th Parliament.

Some NPP Mps had earlier requested to the Assin North Mp to walk out of parliament since his membership was being challenged in the Cape Coast High Court.

The Cape Coast High Court had granted an injunction against the Member of Parliament for Assin North James Gyekye Quayson restraining him from holding himself as NDC MP-elect for the constituency over dual citizenship.

The Clerk of Parliament has told the injuncted Assin North MP-elect that he could decide to partake in the ongoing voting to decide a Speaker of the 8th Parliament and bear the consequences or opt-out.

However, Hon. Quayson took his turn to vote when his name was mentioned to cast his ballot. It is however unclear what the consequences of his actions will be after defying the court’s order.

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