The ambition of Sammi Awuku to lead the opposition New Patriotic Party(NPP) as its National Youth Organizer to galvanize the youth to wrestle power from the inept NDC government seems to be taking a positive shape, as he continues to receive more and more endorsement from party heavyweights and grassroots members across the country.
Recently, Mustapha Hamid, a former National Youth Organizer of the NPP, and Iddrisu Musah Superior have all given their endorsement, describing him as “a leader with a composed strategy for a nationalized call on the youth to regain their lost hope.”
Other high ranking party men and women have also given the former deputy director of communications for the NPP their backing to lead the youth wing of the party.
Particularly in the Ashanti Region, where the aspirant is making massive inroads with his inspirational campaign messages, most of the constituency youth organizers says they identify themselves well with the dreams of Sammi Awuku and have already made their minds to vote for him.
Last Sunday, for instance, a thanksgiving service organized for Justin Koduah, the Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the NPP, was nearly turned into a rally immediately party faithful heard of the arrival of Sammi Awuku at the St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church at Asokwa.
The Youth Organizer aspirants accompanied Justin Koduah to thank God for his victory at the last month regional party congress, which elected him (Koduah) as the youth organizer for the region.
As was the the case of Justin Koduah during his campaign, Sammi Awuku went to the St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church to seek God’s face and direction as he also seeks to lead the party’s national youth wing.
The large crowd, mostly youth that mobbed Awuku later said they see the aspirant as the best person who can champion well the vision of their party, adding that they had already seen the sacrifice that he made for the party during last year’s Presidential Election Petition.
They want a person like Sammy Awuku as their National Youth Organizer “to give inspiration, direction and light to the NPP’s course to victory in 2016.”
According to majority of the youth in the party, it is now up to them to decide whether they want to stay in opposition or return to the corridors of power in 2016 and this, they noted, would greatly depend on the kind of leaders they chose for the party, particularly for the youth wing on April 12.
Meanwhile, Justin Koduah, the Regional Youth Organizer of the party, has openly declared his support for Sammi Awuku’s bid to lead the youth wing at the national level, with the hope that the charisma of the latter, coupled with his zeal to win power for the party, can help ignite the can-do spirit of the party at the grassroots.
According to Justin, the aspirant has the kind of leadership qualities which should be tapped if the party wants to reclaim power from the NDC in 2016 crucial elections.
The regional party youth leader noted that the youth wing of the party is completely disabled, uninspired, lacking ambitious leadership, and therefore needs someone like Sammi to give directors as well as workable programme to inspire the young people in the party.