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James Gyakye Quayson’s Application For Stay Of Proceedings Adjourned To 4th July.

Newly elected Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson has his application for stay of proceedings adjourned by the high court to July 4, 2023.

Justice Mary Yanzuh said the adjournment was because the court had not received the full compliments of the application documents.

The lawyers of Mr. Quayson argue that the application is to stay proceedings in the High Court so that the Court of Appeal can determine whether or not the High Court was right to rule that Gyakye Quayson’s criminal trial be heard on a daily basis.

The Court presided over by Justice Mary Yanzuh on Friday, June 23 dismissed an application by lawyers of Mr Gyakye Quayson to have hearing on the case varied.

The ruling implied the MP would from Tuesday, July 4, when hearing begins, appear in court daily irrespective of his status as a lawmaker.

He also cites the ruling as a breach of Mr Gyakye Quayson’s right to fair trial. His lawyer Mr Tsatsu Tsikata had argued in court last Friday that his client was on a national assignment as regards his contest in the Assin North by-election, citing Article 55(13) of the 1992 Constitution to have his application granted.

The MP-elect for Assin North is expected to be sworn into Parliament on Friday, June 30 after Parliament receives the necessary writ from the Electoral Commission on the election of Gyakye Quayson.

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