The Parliament of Ghana has informed the Electoral Commission of Ghana of the occurrence of a vacancy in the Assin North Constituency.
The name of the former MP for Assin North was expunged from the records of parliament following an order by the Supreme Court.
This was after it was proven that James Gyakye Quayson, the former MP for Assin North, had not denounced his Canadian citizenship at the time he filed to contest the 2020 elections.
His seat has been vacant since his name was expunged from the records of the legislature. In reaction to this, Parliament has written a letter to the EC urging it to take the appropriate consequential actions required by law.
The letter sighted by 1Family Radio was commissioned by the clerk to parliament on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
“In the exercise of power conferred and the duty imposed on the Clerk to Parliament by Section 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana (Amendment) Act 1996 (Act 527), I, Cyril Kwabena Oteng Nsiah, Clerk to Parliament, do hereby formally notify you of the occurrence of a vacancy in the Assin North Constituency necessitated by the judgment of the Supreme Court dated May 17, 2023, vide Writ No. J1/11/2022 issued in respect of James Gyakye Quayson in the case of Michael Ankomah Nimfah vrs James Gyakye Quayson, the Electoral Commission of Ghana and the Attorney General request you to take appropriate consequential actions as required by law,’’ the statement noted.