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Opinions of Friday, 31 May 2013

Columnist: Appiah, Kofi

The sad end of Dr. Afari Djan

Dr. Kwadwo Afari Djan’s name has probably become synonymous with the gargantuan electoral fraud of the millennium. Until the general elections of December 7, 2012 in Ghana, almost the whole wide world knew this gentleman was an international celebrity when it comes to the conduct of elections. But little did we Ghanaians know that his actions and inactions somehow were fraught with some hidden agenda to paint him like an angel. Since every bad turn deserves a favour, and behind/beside every successful man there has always been a woman, this doctor of letters and former senior lecturer at the Ghana’s premier university, would not pass the test of time now as you read this piece without having muddied himself with, or more so, stigmatized his name with electoral fraud and believe you me, Ghanaians yet lunborn will come to learn of this name in future.
soiled himself with the poisonous bile never seen before from any creature. The name Afari Djan who, until the 2012 elections, was widely acclaimed and inarguably accepted as a magic wand when elections were concerned, does not conjure any prominence any longer at all – not till the end of his lifetime. This wonderful man until this particular election had been tasked by either the AU or the UN to oversee many elections that, otherwise, would have brought untoward consequences to the peoples from various countries across the globe in the last 10 years as a result of electoral malfeasance and malpractices arising out of rigging that normally generate civil strife and conflicts to the point that people flee their countries to live outside their homelands as refugees in foreign lands. If there were any particular man or individual who has carved a niche for himself over the last 20 years as a public servant in the West African sub-region, then you don’t relegate this man to the background. He has done extremely well to raise the flagship of Ghana aloft.


















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