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Awuku Sticks Neck Out: Bawumia must win …he would make a great President

A reputable former national officer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who commands a cult support across the rank and file of the party, Sammi Awuku, has made know his preference and confidence in the candidature of Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia’s reported interest in being elected the party’s flag-bearer for the 2024 general elections.

Mr. Awuku who was a Deputy National Communications Director of the NPP, became the National Youth Leader of the NPP and then the National Organiser of the party said though a couple of competent persons in the NPP have officially declared their interest on the 202 flag-bearer bid, he is sticking his neck out for Dr. Bawumia and hoping that when nominations are opened, the Veep would declare his interest, contest and win.

Sammi Awuku spoke to ‘OB’, host of Ekosisen on Asempa Fm: “Dr. Bawumia looks into the future with courage and optimism. I’m fond of him and I think he will make a great President if the party opens nominations and he expresses interest in contesting for presidential candidate slot of the NPP”.

He continued “I asked him two critical questions and he told me his major focus is to create a future of opportunities for young people. He is very tolerant and that politics of inclusion is admirable. He also believes that with a coordinated effort, we can build a strong resilient country to make Ghana very formidable”.

Sammi Awuku said another factor that puts him closer to Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia is his sacrifice for the political party indicating that the Vice President used 8 months of his life to defend the party’s position in the Supreme Court; a feat which is worthy of praise.

“If Dr Mahamudu Bawumia should declare his intentions to contest for the flag-bearership, he should know that in the NPP we compete for everything. He should know that it will not be a walk in the park, he is going to be grilled and people can make an industry out of propaganda that will be used against him.

“He is contesting against very strong men but I think he is Primus Inter Pares. So if the NPP opens nominations and he declares his intentions to contest I think he can give it a good shot and when he is confirmed by the NPP and the people of Ghana, I believe he will make a very good President,” he said.

Mr. Awuku, on the ‘Ekosisen’ show acknowledged the contributions of the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana to the party and the country as a whole envisaging prosperity of the country under his watch

Sammi, who currently works as the Director-General for the National Lottery Authority (NLA) argued that the Vice President is a young man who looks into the future with courage and optimism; adding that these are qualities that will make him a better flag-bearer and subsequently President.
Sammi Awuku made a strong case for Dr. Bawumia while speaking in an interview on Accra-based Asempa FM

It would be recalled that a year ago, Sammi Awuku celebrated Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for his excellent display of issues during the 2012 Presidential Election Petition.

He indicated the current Vice President was subjected to serious scrutiny by lawyers of the respondents.

“He came out strong, unscathed and energized for the Big Victory in 2016”, Awuku stated.

“As a party and as young people, we will never forget the sacrifices of this gentleman. H.E Dr. Bawumia was subjected to serious scrutiny and questioning by the Lawyers of the then Ruling NDC. He came out strong, unscathed and energized for the Big Victory in 2016.

“Not forgetting my own ‘real size’ contempt wahala… 9 years on, this very election petition did set the tone for the Greatest political mobilization towards electoral victory under the 4th Republic in 2016. Happy 9th Anniversary”, Mr. Awuku added.

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