The impact that Gyakye Quayson’s trial would have on Ghana’s Parliament House has been lamented by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the member of parliament for North Tongu.
The politician said that each time the Minority abstains from voting in the House in order to support Quayson in court, it will diminish the standing of democracy in the nation.
This, according to Ablakwa, is a result of James Gyakye Quayson’s aggressive prosecution by President Akufo-Addo.
Ablakwa posted on Twitter, “It’s a shame that Akufo-Addo’s belligerent persecution of the overwhelmingly twice-elected Assin North MP will henceforth suffer because of parliamentary business & democratic cooperation.”
Today, July 6, 2023, the minority caucus in parliament was missing because Ato Forson, the caucus leader, and James Gyakye Quayson, the member of parliament for Assin North, had court dates today.
James Gyakye Quayson, the MP for Assin North, is set to appear in court on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The Minority in Parliament has made it clear that he will not take part in any parliamentary activity on those days.
To show their support for Mr. Quayson, Minority Leader Cassiel Ato Forson declared that the whole Minority caucus will go to court with him in protest of what they saw as on-going harassment of him.