Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan- Friends Made Me Smoke Chairman of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has blamed his chain-smoking habit on the friends he made while at the university. Speaking exclusively to broadcast-journalist Sammy Darko in an interview conducted for Power 103.5 FM, Dr. Afari-Gyan, for the first time, explained the famous story of how his workers stole tilapia from […]
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Maxwell Kofi Jumah: Afari-Gyan Deserves To Be Jailed Former Asokwa Legislator Maxwell Kofi Jumah says Ghana’s Electoral Commission Chairman deserves to be in jail by now. The former Kumais Mayor has accused Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan of making the state waste US$96 million on “useless” biometric registration and verification machines used for the 2013 general elections.
Electoral Commission Dodges Electoral Reforms Workshop Electoral Commission (EC) was visibly absent at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)’s recently organized workshop on electoral reforms, raising doubts about the EC’s commitment to electoral reforms. The Commission’s absence drew exasperation from representatives of the political parties at the workshop held at the Volta Hotel in Akosombo over the weekend.
Kufuor: EC Must Not Be A Power Onto Itself Former President Kufuor has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for asking for proposals from political parties geared towards electoral reforms. According to him, even though the EC must be involved in the reform process, it must not arrogate the power of spearheading the reforms onto itself.
F.W De Klerk Says Ghana Needs Electoral Reforms Former South African President, F.W De Klerk has backed calls on the need for electoral reforms in Ghana. “Analysing what the court has said, it is clear that there is a need to take a good hard look at possible electoral reforms” Mr. De Klerk said.
Political Parties Welcome Electoral Reforms After the 2012 presidential election petition hearing and the subsequent judgement, electoral reforms have taken centre stage. While the Supreme Court judges hinted of electoral reforms, even during the petition hearing, and also gave clear road maps in their judgement, the country’s election management body, the Electoral Commission (EC), has taken the bull by the […]
Kofi Annan Calls For Electoral Reforms In Ghana Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan has called for reforms in Ghana’s electoral system to address the flaws that were identified during the hearing of the election petition challenging John Mahama’s presidency. He said the fact that the matter has been successfully adjudicated “must not blind us to the flaws in our […]
Philip Addison Accuses EC of Causing Financial Loss To The State. Lead lawyer for the petitioners challenging the results of the 2012 presidential elections at the Supreme Court, Philip Addison has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of causing financial loss to the state by printing excess pink sheets and ballot papers. “Dr. Afari Gyan, I am suggesting to you that […]
EC Chairman Afari-Gyan Admits Double Registration. Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has admitted to several instances of double registration in the register of voters used for the 2012 general elections. His admission follows a submission of a list of 51 such instances by Mr. Philip Addison, counsel for the election petitioners challenging the outcome of the presidential […]
Afari Gyan: I Would Have Allowed People To Vote Without Verification. Chairman for the Electoral Commission, Dr Afari Gyan has told the court that he would have permitted prospective voters to vote without verification if biometric verification failed to recognize their their finger prints. He told the court Wednesday that “if I were the presiding officer, I would let you […]
Afari Gyan Says Unsigned Pink Sheets Don’t Change Results. The Chairman of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has conceded that about 3 per cent of election results records were unsigned but insisted that, the failure to sign those pink sheets did not in any way affect the results of the 2012 elections.
Supreme Court Blocks Afari Gyan’s Attempt To Tender Biometric Printout. The Electoral Commission (EC) suffered a setback yesterday when the Supreme Court refused to allow its Chairman, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, to tender in evidence a printout from a biometric verification machine to disprove allegations that it allowed persons to vote without going through the verification process.