Lawyers for the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Joe Gyaakye Quayson have withdrawn an application seeking to invoke the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to interpret certain constitutional provisions.
The MP’s lawyer, Justin Pwavra Teriwajah had tried without success, to get the Cape Coast High Court hearing the election petition, involving his client, to refer Article 94, Clause (2a) of the 1992 Constitution to the Supreme Court for interpretation.
A five-member Supreme court, presided over by Justice Yaw Apau, struck the application out after the MP’s lawyer had withdrawn it.
The judges explained to the lawyer that he should have formally applied to the High Court to refer the said constitutional provision to the Supreme Court for interpretation, and if he refused, there would have been grounds to refer the same to the Supreme Court.
An amount of GH₵5,000 was awarded against the MP as a cost.
Meanwhile, the High Court is expected to deliver its ruling in respect of the election petition, which has at the center, the matter of alleged dual citizenship of Assin North MP, on 28th of July.
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