If the criminal case against James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, is not dropped by the Attorney General, Godfred Dame, Ahmed Faisal Yaajara, a member of the communication of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has vowed to stop speaking on behalf of the party and the government.
According to a news article by zaadio.com, the Attorney General’s decision to end the trial sets a poor precedent, according to Faisal Yaajara, the NPP’s secretary for the Tamale Central Constituency.
He proceeded by noting that it would compromise the neutrality of upcoming trials if Godfred Dame gives in to pressure and dismisses the case.
He continued by saying that the Ghanaian court system will suffer as a result.
The NPP communicators’ pledge follows calls for the state to abandon its prosecution against Gyakye Quayson made by a number of prominent Ghanaians, including the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ayikoi Otoo, and the Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II.
Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II requested that the trial of James Gyakye Quayson, who is facing allegations of forgery and perjury, be stopped. He made this request to the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame.
The Dormaahene suggested that the minister of justice file a nolle prosequi right away to end the matter for the benefit of the people when speaking at the 10th Anniversary Lecture in Prof. John Evan Atta Mills’ honour.
“I [Dormaahene] am urgently requesting the President of the Republic [Akufo-Addo], if he has any role to play, to order the termination of that trial and the immediate filing of a Nolle Prosequi by the Attorney General to reverse that particular decision and terminate the criminal case brought against Mr. Quayson,” his words.