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Assin North ruling: NDC seeks backing of chiefs to overturn court judgement

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The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday, August 2, met the Assin Bereku Traditional Council to petition the traditional leaders over the recent judgment of the Cape Coast High Court regarding last year’s parliamentary elections.

The NDC, led by its National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu- Ampofo, sought the traditional authorities’ support in their move to overturn Justice Coram Kwasi Boakye’s judgment.

Justice Boakye, last Wednesday, ruled that the Member of Parliament for Assin North Constituency, James Gyakye Quayson, possessed dual citizenship of Canada and Ghana prior to filing his nomination to contest the 2020 Parliamentary Elections.

His judgment, therefore, annulled the results of the elections, demanding the Electoral Commission to hold fresh elections to get the MP’s replacement.

The NDC has not been happy with the judgment, citing errors in it and bias on the part of court officials.

The party, on Monday, filed an appeal against the judgment.

It was after this notice of appeal was filed that the leadership, joined by the beleaguered MP, paid a courtesy call on the chiefs at the Assin Bereku palace.

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