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Kwadwo Afari-Gyan was born on 18 June 1945 and is a Ghanaian scholar, political scientist and election administrator. From 1993 to 2015, he was Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

Early life and education

Afari-Gyan was born on 18 June 1945 at Anyimon in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. He attended Achimota School and Adisadel College for his A-level studies and also graduated from the University of Ghana in 1967 with a BA degree in Philosophy. He went on to obtain an MA degree in African politics from the same university in 1969. Dr also studied in the United States, where he obtained a Ph.D. Political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1974.

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Career

In 1992, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Interim National Electoral Commission by the Provisional National Defence Council, which was ruling as a military junta, with the hope of returning the country to civilian rule.

His job was to ensure that the November 1992 presidential election and the December 1992 parliamentary elections were free and fair.

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Jerry John Rawlings, the Chairman of the PNDC, who was also Head of State, stood and won the elections.

He has successfully supervised all the elections held under this constitution so far.

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He has successfully chaired the conduct of presidential and parliamentary elections in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. In the last of these a number of unofficial institutions attempted to declare the results of these elections, with Afari-Gyan stating that these results could not be trusted.

The 2004 general elections were disputed in court by the opposition National Democratic Congress.

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Again, the 2012 presidential election between President John Dramani Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo ended up in an 8-month election petition trial at the Supreme Court.

But, the trial, which was live on television, exposed some fundamental weaknesses in Ghana’s electoral process, triggering calls and moves towards comprehensive electoral reforms before the 2016 general elections.

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This is what one of the Supreme Court Justices, Justice Jones Dotse, had to say about Dr Afari Gyan: “My observation is that, Dr. Afari Gyan appeared to have concentrated his oversight responsibility at the top-notch of the election administration, thereby abdicating his supervisory role at the grassroots or bottom, where most of the activities critical to the conduct of elections are performed.

So far as I am concerned, Dr. Afari Gyan has cut a very poor figure of himself, and the much acclaimed competent election administrator both nationally and internationally has evaporated into thin air once his portfolio has come under the scrutiny of the Courts.”

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Just In: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

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Just IN: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

According to information that JoyPrimeGh.com has received, Nana Ama McBrown, the host of the UTV show United Showbiz, has been fined 60,000. Chairman Wontumi, a politician from Ghana, is the target of a defamation lawsuit.

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The fine was not just levied on Nana Ama McBrown. She is a member of the group that also includes Mr. Logic, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarzenneger, and Fadda Dickson.

That according reports, the penalty stemmed from a slander case against Chairman Wontumi.

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In the socialite Nana Tornado’s video, Fadda Dickson and the other members of the clique were each fined 60,000 for disparaging Chairman Wontumi.

According to facts, Afia Schwarzenneger also received a 10-day jail sentence.

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Just IN: Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

Afia Schwarzenneger allegedly made offensive remarks regarding Chairman Wontumi when appearing on the United Showbiz program at some time in the past.

Nana Ama McBrown, Fadda D, Kwame A-Plus, Afia Schwarz, Mr Logic Fined ¢60,000 In Defamation Case Against Chairman Wontumi

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Must Watch Video: Ex-President Mahama’s Daughter, Farida Storms Social Media With This Wild Twerking

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The daughter of Ex-President Mahama’s, Farida Mahama has caused a massive stir on social media with a w!ld video.

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The video has come as a shocker to social media users, as it has caused mixed reactions and has got them talking.

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In the viral video, Farida who was at home wearing short pants and a black top placed the camera in a good spot and flaunted her curves.

The ex-president’s daughter is heard in the video saying that she’s gonna teach the ‘up down’ tw3.rk though she’s not a professional.

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Media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger born Valentina Osei Agyeiwaa has disclosed that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has embarrassed her and others particularly celebrities who campaigned for them.

Speaking on UTV’s United Showbiz, Afia Schwarzenegger disclosed she campaigned for the NPP because of the Free SHS initiative.

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She added that the NPP out of desperation for power claimed that there was money in the country and that the former government, the NDC mismanaged the economy, so she cannot fathom why the NPP government have gone to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support to help Ghana build back in the face of challenges currently confronting the economy.

Afia Schwarzenegger was quick to add that she is embarrassed by the NPP’s decision to go to the IMF for financial support as some policies in Ghana like the SHS may be affected.

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