Dethroned Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson

The deposed National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP)  for Assin North can no long run away from court bailiffs following a Supreme Court order.

This is because the Apex Court yesterday ordered a substituted service on Mr. James Gyakye Quayson who has apparently been evading the court authorities.

Accordingly, the highest court of the land directed that a process, which is seeking to stop Mr Quayson from holding himself as an MP, should be published in the Daily Graphic and at the residence of the dethroned MP.

This was after a seven-member panel of the apex court upheld an application by the plaintiff, a resident of Assin Breku, Mr Michael Ankomah-Nimfah.

Moving the application, counsel for the plaintiff, Frank Davies, submitted that all efforts to serve Mr Quayson with the court process had proved futile.

The embattled defendant has been a subject of multiple legal actions that can potentially affect his stay in Parliament.

A Cape Coast High Court in July 2021, ruled that Mr Quayson cannot hold himself as MP since he held dual citizenship when he filed to contest the 2020 general election.

This was in accordance with Article 94(2)(a) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana, which stipulates that a person shall not be qualified to be a member of Parliament if he owes allegiance to a country other than Ghana.

Mr Quayson was therefore dragged before the Supreme Court to stop him from holding himself as an MP due to his blatant disregard for the court ruling.

The plaintiff argued that despite the judgement of the Cape Coast High Court, Mr Gyakye continues to parade himself as a sitting MP.


Mr Ankomah-Nimfah, who secured a judgement from the Cape Coast High Court nullifying the election of Mr Quayson on the basis that he held a Canadian citizenship, wants an injunction from the apex court restraining him from holding himself as an MP.

He is also seeking an interpretation of Article 94(2)(a) of the 1992 Constitution which bars a person owing allegiance to another country from contesting as an MP, the same constitutional provision the High Court used to nullify the election.