Gyakye Quayson’s request for a review is denied by the Supreme Court
Restrained Assin North MP’s request for the Supreme Court to reconsider its earlier decision regarding a Court of Appeal judgment was denied.
Last January, Mr. James Gyakye Quayson moved to overturn the Appellate Court’s ruling against standing down and request that the Supreme Court interpreted Article 94 (2) (a) of the 1992 Constitution.
Before the five-member regular Bench, his attorneys had contended that a legal argument on the substantive issue could not be presented in the absence of the supreme court’s constitutional interpretation.
However, on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the 7-member review panel rejected the request for review by a vote of 5-2, with Justices Agnes Dordzie and Gabriel Pwamang dissenting.
However, the panel did not appear to be complete because Justice Kulendi, whose opinion had already been provided for the decision, was reportedly gone on a work assignment, according to Court President Gabriel Pwamang.
The review group also includes judges Prof. Ashie Kotey, Gertrude Torkonoo, Prof. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, and Clemence Honyenuga.