Former President John Mahama has described the Supreme Court (SC) decision against the Member of Parliament for Assin North constituency, James Gyakye Quayson as “a travesty of justice”
He said to restrain the MP from representing his constituency is “an affront to our democracy”
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that James Gyakye Quayson cannot act as the MP for his constituency until the determination of the substantive case filed against him.
The Apex Court by a 5:2 majority ruling said “The application succeeds. The MP is restrained from holding himself as MP for Assin North and restrained from attending Parliament to conduct business on behalf of the people of Assin North. The restriction remains until the final determination of the substantive matter. We direct that the case hearing be expedited“
However, the former President in a post on social media said: “I cannot understand how an MP can be restrained from carrying out his duties when the substantive case to give finality to the question of his legitimacy has not been determined”.
“Or is it the case that the outcome of the substantive case has been predetermined against him? The representation of the people is at the heart of our democracy. Any decision that denies the citizenry of representation is a travesty of justice and an affront to our democracy,” he added.
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