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General News of Monday, 18 June 2018

Source: Daniel Kaku

NPP Polls: Sammy Awuku is a unifier - NPP Organizer

Aspiring National Organiser, Sammy Awuku Aspiring National Organiser, Sammy Awuku

The Western Regional Organizer of the ruling New Party Patriotic (NPP), Mohammed Abdul Ganiyu popularly known as the Bulldozer has described the aspiring National Organiser, Sammy Awuku as a unifier to be voted for as a National Organiser.

He made this known during a press conference held in Takoradi over the weekend to declare their immense support for the candidature of Sammy Awuku as the person to handle the office of the National Organizer for the party.

“Today, the Regional branch of the NPP announces its endorsement of Sammy Awuku for the National Organizer position. This decision was birthed after extensive consultation with all 26 constituencies in the Western Region”, he revealed.

Mr. Abdul Ganiyu, the Regional Organizer for the party, told a press conference that “our faith in him remains unshaken. We believe Sammy will continue the fight against the National Democratic Congress’s populism and help consolidate the gains of the NPP”.

Mr. Ganiyu said some of the traits of Candidate Awuku includes, being a team leader, unifier, energetic and hardworking, mobiliser as well as a good and experienced communicator and civic leader.

Mr. Sammy Awuku, who has been the National Youth Organiser of the party, has demonstrated beyond any doubt that he is a key strategist, crusader and very good team player in all campaign activities leading to the party’s victory in the 2016 general elections.

He said, as a National Youth Organizer, Mr Awuku worked with a unifying force, working with every person regardless of background, religion and gender adding, “he selects deputies from the North and West to demonstrate his progressive values for regional balance”.

The Regional Organiser said Candidate Awuku leadership style came to bear when he was able to solicit for extra funds to supplement the party’s budget in the 2016 campaign season.

He said, “We see Sammy as a marketing and communications professional with invaluable experience to manage large teams. He has fostered cooperative relationships with every person in and outside the NPP and we know, this is only the beginning".

Speaking to GhanaWeb's Regional Correspondent after the press conference, the Western Regional Chairman of the party, Mr. Francis Ndede Siah hinted that coming the weeks, the party in the Region will also declare their immense support for the candidature of Freddie Blay as the next National Chairman to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.

He added that they are doing this because of continuity "We are doing this because of continuity and these are the people who led the party in opposition and worked hard to bring the party to power and there is a need for us to reward them".

The NPP had earlier fixed June 17, 2018, as the date for the National Delegates Congress to be held in Koforidua, the Eastern Regional capital, but because it will coincide with the celebration of the Muslim Festival of Id-il- Fitri, the election has been rescheduled for July 7, 2018.

The positions that would be contested are Chairman, 1st Vice, 2nd Vice, General Secretary Deputy Secretary, Organiser, Women Organiser, Youth Organiser, Treasurer and Nassara Coordinator.

A five-member National Elections Committee, comprising Rev. Prof. Samuel Asante-Antwi as the Chairman, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, Madam Agnes Okudzeto, a former National Third Vice Chairperson, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the MP for Ablekuma West and Evans Nimako, the Acting Director of Research and Elections, has been put in place to oversee the conduct of the NPP national elections.

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