Embattled Member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency, James Gyakye Quayson has described the ongoing legal tussle challenging his qualification as a Member of Parliament as an attempt to frustrate the minority group in Parliament to give political advantage to the majority group.
According to him, “there have been different political gymnastics in the 8th Parliament under the guise of law to give political advantage to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) side of the house”.
He hinted that, “when the government could not pass the obnoxious E-levy, they had to under the guise of law arraign him before the court to reduce the numbers of the minority group for the passage of the levy”.
The embattled MP reiterated “the same political gimmick was implored to oust him from office just to reduce the strength of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side in Parliament because of the equal numbers on each side”.
Mr. Quayson cited the time and how the clerk of Parliament was served with a ruling from the Cape Coast High Court prior to his swearing-in on the 6th of January 2021, to buttress his assertion that the arrangement on that day was more political than a legal battle.
“You all heard that on the day of the swearing-in, there were cars and motorcade on standby ready to just deliver the ruling to the house even before the event started,” he quizzed.
“That was an arrangement done so they could rob us of the speakership, but it failed,” he added.
Speaking in an interview with Kwaku Mintah Hayford, on Assin Foso-based Rich FM, Mr. James Gyakye Quayson, said he is confident of winning the case in the face of law and moral conscience.
“In jurisdictions where democracy properly works, this suit wouldn’t have been entertained. I know I have a political case and not a court case,” he said.
He further expressed gratitude to all voices of conscience and urged them to always be on the side of the truth to save Ghana’s revered democracy.
Source: Gnewsprime.com/ Kwame Owusu Asante Shadrack, Rich Fm, Assin Fosu.