I don’t know what ‘pdf’ is – Afari Gyan

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wpid-866317834_187581The Chairman of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan says he does not know what pdf is.

He made the confession during the dying embers of his cross examination by Lead Counsel for the Petitioners in the election results challenge hearing on Monday July 15, 2013.

The issue cropped up following persistent attempts by Mr. Philip Addison to seek confirmation and clarification from Dr. Afari Gyan, about a copy of the EC’s voters’ register used for the 2012 elections.

Dr. Afari Gyan pointed out minor anomalies regarding the arrangement of names on the register despite conceding that there was not much substantial difference between the original register of the EC and the copy he was being confronted with.

Mr. Addison however insisted the copy he was confronting Dr. Afari Gyan with, was a replica of the EC’s original copy and therefore wondered if the EC gave the opposition New Patriotic Party a different pdf copy from what the other parties were given.

Dr. Afari Gyan kept saying the EC gave all the parties the same copy of the original register and therefore said he was baffled by the discrepancy he had noticed.

The Petitioners’ lead Counsel however insisted pdf documents could not be altered and so wondered why Dr. Afari Gyan was raising issues with the document he was being confronted with.

A female Justice then sought to know from Dr. Afari Gyan if he knew what pdf was.

He answered in the negative.



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