Mr. Sammi Awuku, a former National Deputy Communications Director, former National Youth Organiser and former National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is on his way to become a Member of Parliament after he emerged as the sole aspirant to have filed to contest the Akuapem North Constituency primaries of his party.
Being the only aspirant for the 2024 NPP Akuapem North Constituency, Awuku, who served as Campaign Manager for Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the just-ended presidential primaries of the party, was therefore officially acclaimed at the Constituency’s extraordinary delegates’ conference last weekend as the 2024 Parliamentary Candidate –elect.
Mr. Sammi Awuku is set to be the next lawmaker of the area in view of the fact the Akuapem North Constituency has always been won by the NPP and it is one of the safest seats for the Party in the Eastern Region.
The NPP, in the 2020 elections, won the Akuapem North seat with 55.33%. In 2016, the NPP won the seat with 62.3%. In 2012, the NPP won the seat with 61.15 %. In 2008, the NPP won the seat with 58.94%
In 2004, the NPP won the seat with 63.30%. In 2000, the NPP won the seat with 31.10%. In 1996, the NPP won the seat with 40.50%
From 1992, the NPP has won the presidential results of the Constituency at all general election.
For the NPP, to have acclaimed Sammi Awuku as its 2024 Parliamentary Candidate in such an arguably safe seat, he is most likely to retain it for his party with a wider margin.
Recent reports from the Constituency say Awuku is already winning over his political opponents in the area.
Addressing party supporters at his acclamation, Sammi Awuku assured them that he was not taking the confidence reposed in him for granted.
He indicated that he would live up to their pact of contributing towards the growth and development of the area.
“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”, Sammi Awuku noted.
He continued: “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.”
Sammi Awuku 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
Sammi Awuku continued: “I would also like to acknowledge and appreciate our former and current Members of Parliament, whose hard work, dedication, and commitment to our constituency has laid a strong foundation for progress and development.
“Together, we can positively transform the lives of the people in our constituency and ensure victory for Dr. M. Bawumia our Presidential Candidate and the NPP in 2024.Thank you Akuapem North!”
Present at the acclamation were all Eastern Regional Executives of the NPP led by the Regional Chairman, Mr. Jeff Konadu Addo, 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.
Akuapem North Results in 2020
In the 2020 elections the NPP won the Akuapem North Constituency in both the presidential and parliamentary.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo polled 33,553 votes representing 70.27% as against 13,851 votes representing 29.01 for John Dramani Mahama.
At the Parliamentary the incumbent MP on the ticket of the NPP, Nana Dokua Asiamah Adjei polled 26,646 votes representing 55.33% as against NDC’s Justice Kotey Amasah who polled 10,505 votes representing 21.81% while the Independent Candidate, Adjei Twumasi William Kwabena garnered 10,444 votes representing 21.69%