Former National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Campaign Manager for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the just-ended presidential primaries, Mr. Sammi Awuku has crossed one of the biggest hurdles on his journey to parliament in 2025.
At the closed of close of nominations on November 30, 2023, he was the sole candidate to have filed and in accordance with the party’s constitution, acclaimed at an extraordinary delegates conference held at the weekend.
Mr Awuku who is the current Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), had earlier disclosed that the nod gives him the opportunity to contribute towards the growth and development of the area.
“It will be an honour to represent the interests, concerns and aspirations of the constituents”, he said to cheering supporters of the party in the area.
In his acceptance speech, he called for unity among the ranks and used the opportunity to extend an olive branch to all aggrieved supporters of the party and supporters of the sitting MP to come home and help drive development for the constituency.
“It has been a long journey, over ten to eleven years, together with a few friends, we started this. Wonderful people, they rallied behind me. We engaged the party people, and they kept saying that I would be given the opportunity when the time came. They have done an acclamation, and I don’t take this for granted. On any day, whether rain or shine, I will stand by them, and we will develop the constituency together.
“We will ensure that development in the area of roads, health, potable water, electricity. All those who left come home, let’s work together, I will be a candidate for all the people, and I want to be an MP when elected for all. This is a call to service.” He assured.
He also thanked the Chiefs and People of the area for supporting his political journey and promised never to let them down as he takes up the challenge of creating a positive change and shaping the future of the constituency.
“I would like to express my deepest appreciation to the chiefs and people of Akuapem North who have supported me throughout this journey. Your unwavering support and encouragement have meant the world to me. Together, we can create positive change and shape the future of our constituency”, he assured
Present at the acclamation were all Eastern Regional Executives of the NPP led by the Regional Chairman, Mr. Jeff Konadu Addo, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of some state-owned agencies, MP for New Juaben South, Michael Okyere Baafi and other dignitaries.
Others in attendance were the Immediate Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area and Presidential Staffer Hon. Dennis Miracles Aboagye and Ghana’s Former Ambassador to China, H.E Ambassador Afari Donkor.