Despite ongoing legal dispute surrounding his eligibility,Hon. James Gyakye Quayson, a member of Parliament elect on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is set to be sworn in today, July 4, as the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency.
This follows his victory in the by-election held on June 27.
Mr. Quayson’s initial election as Member of Parliament was declared illegal by the Supreme Court on May 17.
The court ruled that he had violated constitutional provisions by holding dual citizenship at the time of his election. As a result, he was instructed to desist from acting as an MP.
However, Mr. Quayson contested the subsequent by-election and emerged victorious, obtaining 57.56 percent of the total votes cast. He garnered 17,245 votes, surpassing Charles Opoku of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who received 42.15 percent of the votes, and Bernice Enyonam Sefenu of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), who secured a mere 0.29 percent.
Meanwhile Mr. Quayson is also expected to attend the High Court to face trial on a forgery case against him amidst his swearingin ceremony.
The trial is scheduled to commence today and will require his regular presence.