The Minority in Parliament has boycotted parliamentary proceedings today, Thursday, July 6, to solidarise with its leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson and Assin North MP James Gyakye Quayson over their respective trials. 

According to the caucus, this is show they are united behind their colleagues over their unfair trials. 

In a press statement issued by its Chief Whip, Governs Kwame Agboza to this effect, the NDC MPs reiterated their resolve to boycott sittings anytime the cases are heard.

“The NDC Minority in Parliament has boycotted today’s sitting to enable Members accompany and solidarize with two members of our Caucus, namely the Minority Leader, Hon. Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, and MP for Assin North, Hon. James Gyakye Quayson.

“The two are due to appear in court this morning in their respective ongoing prosecutions by the Attorney-General and the NPP Government. 

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“The Minority stands united with our colleagues, and as such will not be able to honour the business of the house today.”

They added that any member that will be prosecuted will be entitled to same support. 

“This is the beginning of a series of actions that the Caucus will be embarking on to end the ongoing persecution ofthe Minority Leader himself, hte Hon. James Gyakye Quayson and the Hon. Collins Dauda.”

The statement concluded that, “we wish ot reiterate the point that amidst persecution, cooperation wil suffer.”

About the respective cases

Dr Ato Forson is currently facing a criminal case related to an alleged financial loss of €2.37 million to the state. The case revolves around a deal to purchase 200 ambulances between 2014 and 2016.

Whereas, James Gyakye Quayson is undergoing trial at the High Court in Accra for charges of forgery and perjury.

These charges are in connection to alleged offences during the lead-up to the 2020 Assin North parliamentary election.

Source: Joynews