The Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Sammi Awuku, has been hand-picked as the parliamentary candidate (PC) for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Akropong Constituency in the Eastern region.
Mr. Awuku was endorsed unanimously by the potent delegates in the constituency after filing to contest the seat as the only aspirant in the parliamentary primary for the orphan constituencies on December 2.
After the massive endorsement, he said, “It has been a long journey. Over ten to eleven years, together with a few friends, we started this. Wonderful people 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 made 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 development in the areas of roads, health, potable water, and 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. This is a call to service,” he told journalists after the popular acclamation at the Presbyterian College of Education polling center.