Politics

I discovered Afari Gyan at a drinking spot- Kwamena Ahwoi

Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi has disclosed that the former Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, was discovered at a drinking spot.

According to the former Local Government Minister, he was sent on a mission to meet one Kofi Drah, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana by Captain Kojo Tsikata to convince him [Kofi Drah] to join the committee of experts to work on Ghana’s 1992 constitution.

Prof. Ahwoi narrated that, as he was on his way, he branched into a drinking spot around the Achimota Forest where a number of University of Ghana lecturers including Dr Kwesi Botchwey usually met for the occasional social drinks.

He said, when he got to the drinking spot, Dr Afari-Gyan was seated alone drinking.

“I joined him and engaged him in a conversation, hoping to find out from him the residence of Mr Drah. As the conversation dragged on, I began to see Dr Afari-Gyan in a new light.

He was not only a progressive intellectual; he was also pro-Nkrumaist and not hostile to the revolution,” he said in his new controversial book ‘Working with Rawlings’.

He continued: “I steered the conversation in the direction of the unfolding transition to constitutional rule and his views seemed to echo those of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).”

“I aborted my trip to locate Mr Drah’s house, turned back and reported to Captain Tsikata’s Office the next day. The rest is history,” Prof Kwamena Ahwoi’s book read.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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