National Organizer hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has said if elected to the position, he will be more deadly to former president John Mahama than before.
According to the former National Youth Organizer of the party, Former President Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not have it easy in the 2020 elections should he win the National Organiser of the NPP in the upcoming internal elections of the party.
Addressing the press in Koforidua after his campaign in the Eastern Region, Sammi Awuku said, the NPP welcomes John Mahama’s decision to contest for NDC flafbearership race and subsequently to contest in the 2020 presidential elections but wouldn’t wish him success in the 2020 presidential elections.
“He is not going to have a tea party, and he is not going to have a jolly ride when he is elected the flagbearer of the NDC. I’m going to be a thorn in his flesh just as I was in the run up to the 2016 elections. As a national organizer, I’m going to be more deadly to him than I was as youth organizer,” Awuku stated.
“There are a lot of questions Mr. Mahama will have to answer, Paa Kwasi Amissah Arthur was given 170 questions, he could only answer one, Mr. Mahama will have to subject himself to scrutiny and the questions we are going to ask him, the NDC will have to be honest and give us answers.”
‘He said in 2016, that restoring the nurses and teacher trainees’ allowance would collapse the economy, the NPP has restored the allowance, I would want to ask him whether he will scrap the allowance if elected in 2020? He said free SHS is not possible even though he is a beneficiary of same, he said, we should wait to elevate all the schools under trees before we implement free SHS. Today the NPP has implemented free SHS, Mr. Mahama when he finishes with his primaries must tell us whether free SHS should be put on hold or not, he may also have to tell us what he would do with the over 500 dams being constructed across the country. I remember when the NPP said we were going to construct dams, the NDC said it was going to breed mosquitoes in the country, we would want to know when he comes whether he will close the dams or what he would do with it,” Awuku asked.