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Ruling on Gyakye Quayson case to protect constitution and sovereign will of Ghanaians – Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court says it’s restraint of James Gyakye Quyason as Assin North MP was to protect the constitution and the sovereign will of Ghanaians without subverting it.

The Court maintains that it would be failing in its duty to Ghanaians if it did not grant the injunction against the Assin North MP.

The Court in a 5-2 Majority decision on Wednesday, restrained James Gyakye Quayson from carrying himself out as the Member of Parliament, while directing the parties to file their memorandum of issues by April 25.

The Majority decision, held by Justices Jones Dotse, Mariama Owusu, Gertrude Torkornoo, Professor Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu and Emmanuel Yonny Kulendi, reasoned that the people of Assin North and Ghanaians as a whole would suffer greater hardship and irreparable damage and inconvenience if Mr. Quayson had not been restrained.

Dissenting from the Majority decision however, Justices Agnes Dordzie and Nene Amegatcher reasoned that Michael Ankomah-Nimfah should have sought an enforcement of the High Court Judgment against James Gyakye Quayson, and instituted contempt proceedings against him in the High Court rather than appearing before the Supreme Court.

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