According to Oseadeoyo Agyeman Badu II, the Omanhene of the Dormaa Traditional Area in the Bono Region, President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should direct the Attorney General to halt the criminal trial of Assin North Member of Parliament-elect James Gyakye Quayson.
As a matter of urgency, I am appealing to the president of the republic that if he has any part to play in that trial, it should be abandoned, said Osagyefo Agyemang Badu during the 10th anniversary lecture of John Evans Atta Mills in Sunyani. To reverse that particular decision, the Attorney General must immediately submit a nolle prosequi.
Sincerily, I fail to see how this prosecution will help Ghanaians. He continued, “The president and the attorney general should act quickly to put an end to this case so that Ghanaians can move on because if he is in court, he can’t carry out his duties.
Attorney General Godfred Dame was earlier instructed to file a nolle prosequi in the criminal trial of Gyakye Quayson by private attorney Mr. Kwame Jantuah.
According to Mr. Jantuah, the residents of Assin North will not forgive the New Patriotic Party (NPP) if Mr. Gyakye Quayson is sentenced to prison.
In my opinion, the Attorney General ought to withdraw this lawsuit by filing a nolle prosequi. Do you believe that if Gyakye Quayson is imprisoned, the residents of the district will pardon the NPP?
Since no candidate has a stronghold in this district, the NPP ought to canvass the area once more and talk to the voters.
Mr. Gyakye Quayson is currently contesting a High Court decision that would have allowed his criminal case to be heard every day.
On Friday, June 23, the court presided over by Justice Mary Yanzuh rejected a motion by Mr. Gyakye Quayson’s attorneys for a hearing on a different issue.
The decision meant that regardless of his status as a politician, the MP will show up everyday in court starting on Tuesday, July 4, when the hearing will start.
Additionally, he claims that the decision violated Mr. Gyakye Quayson’s right to a fair trial.