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Did Addison Discredit Dr Afari-Gyan?

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Comment: Re: Did Addison Discredit Dr Afari-Gyan?

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Sankofa
Date:
2013-07-20 19:38:08
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Did Addison Discredit Dr Afari-Gyan?

Kofi, you have answered your own question.

How can the judges accept the false 'evidence' which Addison tried to use to trap Dr Afari-Gyan?

The fact that Addison persistently tried to use deceit to achieve his ends and was caught out casts serious doubt over the validity of any 'evidence' he produced. Dr Afari-Gyan refuted the claims Addison made and in the end said he did not see any reason to change the results he declared. This statement alone puts paid to any attempts by Addison to get him to admit that the final election results were flawed.

Dr Afari-Gyan's reputation has emerged intact, despite all Addison's efforts. He has maintained a consistent position in the post-election wash-up meeting and in court. He made clear that there were problems in organizing the elections in terms of staffing and the performance of temporary staff engaged for the exercise. He explained clearly how mistakes could arise, and how measures had been put in place to minimize and eliminate these.

Let us not forget that this is a highly experienced electoral commissioner who has conducted 6 elections which have been won by both major political parties. In addition he has considerable international experience.

Addison's antics have undermined the case of the petitioners. His integrity is questionable, and he and Bawumia could be liable to a charge of perjury.

It begs the question: the petitioners told us that they had cast-iron evidence of fraud and manipulation in the elections. So why did Addison have to resort to deception to prove his case?

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kwabena Asante on Jul 20, 2013 16:43
Sankofa on Jul 20, 2013 19:38
Re: Did Addison Discredit Dr Afari-Gyan?