Minority Member on the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee says the embattled Fomena MP, Andrew Amoako Asiamah should challenge the Speaker’s ruling declaring his seat vacant in court.

Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor said the MP should invoke Article 99 of the 1992 Constitution for the High Court to determine the matter.

He added that the constitution failed to provide the procedure under such circumstances.

Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Ocquaye on Saturday declared the Fomena parliamentary seat vacant.

The declaration follows the decision of the MP to contest for re-election as an independent candidate.

The speaker’s ruling follows a petition by the leadership of the NPP under Article 97 (1)(g) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana asking Parliament to expel Andrew Amoako Asiamah, the incumbent MP from the party after he decided to run as an independent candidate in the upcoming general elections

But Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor who is also MP for South Dayi said the constitution is silent on who made a pronouncement of vacancy of the seat.

He also disagreed with the Speaker of Parliament for disallowing MPs to debate the matter on the floor of Parliament.