Gyakye Quayson has expressed his dissatisfaction with the Supreme Court's ruling, which invalidated his election as the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency.
Despite his disappointment, Quayson has stated that he will not pursue any further legal action.
In a statement, he said, “I am, of course, disappointed by the Court's decision. I am especially surprised that the Court now says that foreign bureaucrats now determine whether natural-born Ghanaians have the right to contest parliamentary elections in Ghana or not. Thus, a country that does not allow renunciation of its citizenship can bar a natural-born Ghanaian, who has severed all relations with a country of acquired citizenship, from ever standing for MP.”
He further added, “Nevertheless, I have turned the page on litigating this matter in the courts of justice. I leave the matter to the court of conscience, which Ghandi reminds us, supersedes all other courts.”
The Supreme Court issued a unanimous verdict instructing Parliament to remove James Gyakye Quayson's name from its records as the Member of Parliament representing the Assin North constituency.
This ruling came as a result of a case brought before the Supreme Court, invoking its original jurisdiction to examine the constitutionality of James Gyakye Quayson's election.
Quayson had faced allegations of holding dual citizenship prior to the 2020 election, allegations he vehemently denied.
He explained that the Electoral Commission (EC) had inspected his renunciation certificate in November 2020, granting him permission to contest in the 2020 general elections.
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