The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, expressed his dissatisfaction with the Excessive Courtroom’s choice to listen to the case of James Gyakye Quayson, the Member of Parliament-elect for Assin North, every day.
Bagbin described the choice as selective, stating that it’s unfair to topic Gyakye Quayson to a every day trial whereas others should not going through the identical therapy.
Throughout a go to to the workplace of Graphic Communications Group Restricted (GCGL) in Accra on Thursday, Bagbin emphasised the significance of upholding the rule of legislation and said that the present method appears to be “rule by legislation” quite than “rule of legislation.”
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“What we’re doing is rule by legislation, not rule of legislation, and I believe that we should always transfer away from that. For democracy to succeed, the pillar is the rule of legislation. I inform them, and I inform the judges, it’s not proper. Whether it is completed to everyone, I’ve no drawback however whether it is completed selectively, I’ve an issue.”
“The legislation isn’t the centre of democracy, that is without doubt one of the errors in our  structure, learn by means of our structure and also you’ll see the legislation is a respecter of so many individuals.
“So many individuals in Ghana are above the legislation. You possibly can’t have democracy [with that] and so we have to work at it significantly and this [is why] the constitutional assessment is one thing we should take up.”
The Excessive Courtroom in Accra on Thursday adjourned to July 4 an utility for a keep of proceedings of the felony trial of the newly elected Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson.
The trial Choose, Justice Mary Yanzuh mentioned the adjournment was as a result of the court docket had not acquired the complete compliments of the applying paperwork.
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The legal professionals of Mr. Quayson argue that the applying is to remain proceedings within the Excessive Courtroom in order that the Courtroom of Enchantment can decide whether or not or not the Excessive Courtroom was proper to rule that Gyakye Quayson’s felony trial be heard every day.
A member of Gyakye Quayson’s authorized group Sammy Gyamfi spoke to the press after the proceedings and mentioned the defence group wants ample time to cross-examine the primary witness and different issues resolved earlier than the case is formally commenced.
“Attorneys for the accused want ample time to cross-examine the primary witness, and it’s completely unacceptable for Her Ladyship to say that cross-examination ought to be completed every day and ought to be restricted to sure restricted time durations, we don’t suppose that affords the accused a good listening to and that’s the reason we’re elevating all these points”.