A Cape Coast High Court has set July 14, for judgment in the Assin North Member of Parliament’s case.
A resident of Assin North, Michael Ankomah Nimfah, petitioned the Court that the MP for the Constituency, Joe Gyaakye Quayson, did not qualify to contest the 2020 Parliamentary elections because he held dual citizenship: Ghanaian and Canadian, at the time of filing to contest.
The case has been ongoing for close to three months, and on Monday, the Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye announced the day for judgment after all ancillary matters had been dealt with.
Before the Court adjourned sitting, Justice Kwasi Boakye dealt with two motions that had come before him: the application for Stay of Proceedings and the application for the MP’s lawyer, Abraham Amaliba, to withdraw his services.
Abraham Amaliba began his submission by saying he had no clue whether the MP has still not been served.
The judge asked him to enquire from the Court registry, and after he did, he indicated on June 10, there were two attempts to serve the MP, but the attempts were unsuccessful because he was not available to receive it.
Officials of the registry were informed that Parliament was in session.
Counsel for the petitioner, Frank Davies, told Abraham Amaliba, “you’re a lawyer engaged by the MP, your client, to prosecute the case on his behalf. If you intend to withdraw your services, I would have thought the same way you were engaged would be the same way you would use in your withdrawal.
“You communicate with him because you stand in for him, why should communicating to him that you can no longer be his lawyer be a difficult issue?”
Frank Davies intimated that for the past two months, the story has been that the MP has not been served, and he believes it’s a calculated attempt to delay the case unduly.