Sam George is a very famous political figure in Ghana. His popularity arises from his multiple occurrences in the television for his work in Ningo-Prampram constituency. Ningo-Prampram is among the many constituencies that are in Ghana.
What do you know about Sam George? Can you tell who his wife is or how his road to politics has begun? Get to know more about him here.
Sam George profile summary
- Full name: Samuel Nartey George
- Date of birth: the 22nd of January in 1985
- Residence: Ahwiam- Old Ningo, Greater Accra
- Nationality: Ghanaian
- Profession: Politician
- Constituency: Ningo-Prampram
- Region: Greater Accra Region
- Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
- Parliamentary seat: Minority
- Education: LLB, University of London, 2014; BSc (Agricultural Engineering), KNUST 2005.
- Marital Status: Married
- Children: One (son)
- Religion: Christianity (Prez Chapel International)
Sam George bio
The learned Ghanaian politician Samuel George, as he is popularly known, was born on the 22nd of January in 1985. His birth name is Samuel Nartey George. He is 34 years old currently. This politician has impressed people with his prominent posts and influence. For example, his last job was at the Office of President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama.
Here, Nartey worked as a Communication Specialist from 2014 to 2016. Before that, George worked at the Office of the Head of Civil Service from 2010 to 2014 as an Assistant Director. Such posts have left most people wondering what this influential politician majored in or where it all began. Little is known about where Nartey went to acquire his primary and high school education.
However, one exciting thing that many may not know is that Nartey went to the University of London for his college education. Samuel enrolled at the University of London and graduated in 2014 with a BSC in Agricultural Engineering. After that, this 34-year-old began to develop an interest in Ghanaian politics. He tried out his luck in the politics game by vying for the Ningo-Prampram constituency seat.
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Sam George road to winning the Ningo-Prampram constituency seat
The Ningo-Prampram constituency election was set to initially happen on the 21st of November in 2015. However, cases of violence and accusations of these acts led to the elections being postponed to the following Sunday. It seemed that there was growing tension between the two primary aspirants of the seat, who were Samuel George and E.T. Mensah.
When the day of the election finally reached, little had changed in terms of the tension. To further worsen it, there was a deliberate action taken of omitting Mr. George's name from the voters' register. All these were believed to target the aspiring politician and favor the veteran, E.T. Mensah.
In addition to this already created fracas, more was added when the voting process was delayed by three hours. Tension continued to build, and all hell broke loose when E.T. Mensah and Ade Coker authorized military men to go to a community known as Ahwiam to create havoc. However, their efforts were proven futile by the then Tema Regional Police Commander DCOP, Beatrice Sanziri.
Beatrice Sanziri ordered the military to stand down, and they eventually gave in. George won the elections with 23,860 votes out of the 38, 458 total valid votes. His rivals for the Ningo-Prampram constituency seat secured the following votes: Sylvester Tetteh (NPP) 13,588, Casmire Nii Okine Mensah (PPP) 110, Richard A. Nartey (APC) 103, and Fredrick Marmah Martey (CPP) 212.
Five years later, in the 2018/2019 elections and another election was set to happen in this constituency. Like in the previous election, the pal to ET Mensah, Ade Coker, was trying his best to jeopardize Samuel's win. There were also other new candidates vying for the seat, such as the constituency chairman, Mr. Michael Kwetey Tetteh.
There were still several people that were hopeful that the stooge of Mensah would continue through Ade Coker's win. However, the delegates were confident that only Nartey would lead the constituency to its 'promised land.' Sam won the elections. He is still the Member of Parliament of Ningo-Prampram.
The scandal of NDC MP Sam George attack during the Ayawaso by-election
Earlier this year, the NDC Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Mr. Samuel George, was reported to have been attacked by some individuals in Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. The men were reported to be well equipped with guns. Although they slapped the politician, he did not have any severe injuries.
Samuel George's wife
There is a saying that reads 'behind every successful man, there stands a woman.' In the case of Nartey, the woman behind him is known as Vera. The NDC MP for Ningo Prampram constituency has a son with his wife, Vera.
Sam George exciting facts in a nutshell
- He is an alumnus of the University of London who majored in agricultural engineering.
- He has worked at the Office of President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama and the Office of the Head of Civil Service.
- His birth name is Samuel Nartey George.
- He is the father of one son.
- He is 34 years old.
Despite having powerful rivals in the NDC Member of Parliament elections, Mr. Sam George has managed to scoop the win easily. This Member of Parliament has an impressive work ethic, and most believe that he can shape this constituency for the better.
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