The court ruling that removed me from office was a travesty of justice – deposed MP

The court ruling that removed me from office was a travesty of justice – deposed MP

​​Deposed member of parliament of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson, has said a court ruling on a petition that removed him from office is a travesty of justice.

Opening up in a press statement since the ruling on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Mr Quayson said he will strive to ensure that the will of Assin North, who brought him to power through the parliamentary polls, is not overturned by the ruling of the Cape Coast High Court.

“Victory from the masses is far superior to the dark machinations of an elite few. All my beloved constituents should be assured that I am in high spirit and confident that this momentary travesty shall rather make us emerge stronger.

“So I urge you all not to be worried, neither should you be discouraged – the confirmation of our historic victory beckons. Take heart and be of good cheer; the victory of the NDC and all true democrats shall not be stolen!” he said in the statement.

The Cape Coast High Court this week annulled the parliamentary election results that won Mr Quayson the legislative seat on grounds that the MP failed to renounce his Canadian citizenship before contesting the polls in 2020.

The court ruled that the results of the polls were, therefore, null and void. According to the former MP, he remains in high spirits despite the turn of events.

“All my beloved constituents should be assured that I am in high spirit and confident that this momentary travesty shall rather make us emerge stronger,” he assured.

Read the full statement below.

Accra

29/07/2021

GRATEFUL FOR THE SOLIDARITY IN THE FACE OF THIS TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE

I wish to use this medium to express my deep and profound appreciation for the outpouring of support and solidarity since the judicial events of yesterday.

I am absolutely grateful to the chiefs and people of Assin North for the remarkable show of love and unparalleled resilience.

The solidarity from the rank and file of the NDC and the general public as a whole has renewed my confidence in a brighter future for this country regardless of the treacherous momentary setbacks.

As the unimpeachable facts show, I have always been a sincere, loyal, law-abiding and patriotic citizen who only set out in good conscience to come to serve the great people of Assin North with all my heart and with all my capacity.

Our massive victory in Assin North on December 7, 2020 was a pure and legitimate one-handed over to us by the discerning people of Assin North and we shall resist every attempt to subvert the true will of the people.

Victory from the masses is far superior to the dark machinations of an elite few.

All my beloved constituents should be assured that I am in high spirit and confident that this momentary travesty shall rather make us emerge stronger.

So I urge you all not to be worried, neither should you be discouraged- the confirmation of our historic victory beckons.

Take heart and be of good cheer; the victory of the NDC and all true democrats shall not be stolen!

The Almighty Lord is on our side – we fear no foe.

Hon. James Gyakye Quayson,

MP, Assin North.

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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