John Kwame Jabari, the 1st Vice Chairman of the Ashanti Region of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has asked what good it would do to put James Gyakye Quayson, the re-elected MP for Assin North, in jail.
Last week, Oseadeoyo Agyeman Badu II, the Omanhene of the Dormaa Traditional Area in the Bono Region and the President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ask the Attorney General to end the case against James Gyakye Quayson, the Assin North Member of Parliament who is in trouble.
He also asked the Attorney General to file a “Nolle Prosequi” to stop the trial of the MP for Assin North who had been re-elected.
The NDC’s Jabari has joined the MP’s talk about whether or not to stop. He thinks the trial is a waste of resources, just like the by-elections, and that it should stop right away.
“We’re going to spend money to prosecute him. The question we should be asking is what’s in it for the state?” The Attorney General has dropped a number of cases because they didn’t help the state in any way, he or she said. When Aisha Huang was caught, the case against her was dropped. The Attorney General has the right to drop a case if he or she thinks it won’t help the state. So, I’m asking, what’s the point of going after Gyakye Quayson? It’s more likely to cause us to spend more money.”
“They spent almost half of the IMF money in Assin North. They were on the ground, so they could see what was going on. We saw bags of money in Ghana that had to go. He said, “This case has no basis and won’t help Ghana in any way.”