The General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has defamed his colleague general secretary from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for his inability to explain what a ‘CD ROM’ is since he claimed he is the court correspondent for the NDC supporters.
The issue of CD ROM started when Tony Lithur counsel for President John Dramani Mahama put it to Dr. Bawumia during cross-examination that the witness had submitted to the court as exhibits some pink sheets which were duplicated in different categories of alleged electoral malpractices.
Lawyer Lithur, in the cross-examination said, “I suggest to you that you have used the duplicated pink sheets for the purpose of deceiving the court,” to which Dr. Bawumia retorted, “l suggest to you that it is not true,” amidst unprompted hilarity from members of the bench, the bar and the gallery.
Dr. Bawumia then explained that although duplicated pink sheets had found their way to the court, not a single one was relied upon and that those materials on the ‘CD ROM’ were the ones used in the analysis.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia when asked on Asempa FM what a CD ROM is, he explained “the CD ROM is used to retrieve information from the computer. It’s very small but can contain loads of information so when you insert it in the computer, all information on it will then appear on the screen. Its help to retrieve information very faster”
Speaking on Asempa FM, candid Sir John mocked his colleague and allegedly called him a ‘Palm wine tapper’ but snubbed to explain what a CD ROM is when asked by the host of the political talk show.
“I am not a palm wine tapper who will not know what a CD ROM is, what is important is Nana Akufo-Addo will be the President after this court hearing. The length and breadth of what a CD ROM is Nana Addo will be the President soon, JDM will bow down in shame very soon,” he said.