Mr James Gyakye Quayson, ‘evicted’ NDC MP

The ‘evicted’ National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North in the Central Region, Mr James Gyakye Quayson, has been served a court notice through a Daily Graphic advertisement.

The summons was published on page 15 of the Daily Graphic of Saturday, 26th February 2022, in accordance with the Supreme Court’s directive.

The service is expected to take effect on Saturday, 5 March 2022, which is seven days after the publication, per the order of the seven-member Supreme Court panel, which is presided over by Justice Jones Dotse.

Application seeking permission to serve the deposed Assin North MP through substituted service was granted by the apex court last week.

The court had directed that the process be posted on the gate and walls of the MP’s residence and same should be published once in the Daily Graphic.

This followed two failed attempts to serve the deposed MP with the court notice, in which he is the respondent.

The order was made in relation to an injunction application filed by one Mr Michael Ankomah Nimfah against the MP.

Mr Nimfah is praying the court to restrain the MP from holding himself as a legislator.

Mr Frank Davies, counsel for Mr Nimfah in ex-parte application prayed the court to grant a substituted service to be served on the MP.

A High Court in Cape Coast in July 2021 ruled that Mr Quayson could not hold himself as an MP because he held dual citizenship when he contested the 2020 Parliamentary election.

Article 94 (2) of the country’s 1992 constitution disqualifies an MP who holds allegiance to a country other than Ghana.