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Assin North case: Amaliba accuses registry of sabotage

Counsel for the NDC Assin North MP-Elect, James Quayson, has alleged that staff at the Cape Coast High Court Registry disserted their post frustrating his client’s decision to reverse the injunction granted by the court because of his alleged dual citizenship.

Abraham Amaliba, who is the counsel for the MP whose swearing-in has been frozen by the court barely 12 hours to the investiture of the 8th Parliament, claimed that the court planned to sabotage his appeal for a stay of execution.

“We took a strategy to file for a stay of execution while the judge was reading his ruling. My colleague lawyer, Adu Yeboah, went to the registry to file but met the absence of the filing clerk.

“The reading lasted for 45 minutes and for the whole time, my colleague was at the registry but she [clerk] never turned up. We waited in hopes that she will turn up but that didn’t happen.

“We were there when we heard the registrar and the judge had already sent the order through electronic means,” Amaliba narrated.

The stay of execution if filed would have put a hold on the judge’s order.

He described the day as a sad one for the administration of justice in the country.

Amaliba’s outburst comes after the Cape Coast High Court granted an injunction restraining the MP-elect, James Quayson, from being among his peers because he holds dual citizenship.

This means the MP Elect cannot be sworn in as a Member of Parliament neither can he hold himself as the Assin North MP Elect.

The implication of the order is that it reduces the number of MPs for the NDC.

But barely two hours after the court’s ruling, social media has been buzzing with comments. Below are some tweets.

 

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