NPP in Parliament: Sammy Awuku, Baba Tauffic And Abdul-Wahab To Cause Stir With Plans To Run For MP

NPP in Parliament: Sammy Awuku, Baba Tauffic And Abdul-Wahab To Cause Stir With Plans To Run For MP

  • Some young members of the NPP are seeking to make their first attempt to enter Parliament in 2024
  • Sammy Awuku, Baba Tauffic, and Chief Hanan will seek to wrestle different parliamentary seats during NPP primaries in 2023
  • The three aspiring MPs preparing to make a big announcement about their intentions in the coming days

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After NPP failed to secure a clear majority in Parliament during the 2020 elections, some young party members have been rumoured to be making firm strides toward the Legislature.

Sammy Awuku Tauffic Hanan
L-R: Sammy Awuku, Baba Tauffic and Hanan Abdul-Wahab. Source: UGC
Source: UGC

Reports sighted by suggests that the CEO of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) Sammy Awuku will be looking to unseat Oheneba Dokua Asiamah-Adjei from the Akropong constituency.

The seat is already for the governing NPP, but GhanaWeb reports that the outgoing National Youth Organiser of the party feels the seat will be secured in his hands.

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Also, the current Public Relations Officer of the Energy Ministry, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu, popularly known as BT or Baba Tauffic, is believed to be eyeing the Adentan Constituency seat in the Greater Accra Region.

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Reports indicate that party delegates favour his candidature because he has worked hard to endear himself to both sides of the political divide over the years. His nickname, “Homeboy”, reflects his grassroots support.

Baba Tauffic boasts of enormous political experience. He was NPP Youth Organiser when Yaw Buaben Asamoa won the Adentan seat in 2016.

Although Mr Asamoa lost the seat to NDC’s Adamu Ramadan in 2020, Baba Tauffic is hopeful of reclaiming the seat for the NPP.

Also, the current CEO of the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) Hanan Abdul-Wahab has been warming up to contest the Pusiga seat.

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Chief Hanan, as he’s popularly called, was a member of the campaign teams of the Northern and Upper East Regions and the Bawku Central Constituency for the 2020 elections.

He has a long history of logistical support for the party in the Upper East Region.

Due to his benevolence, he is tipped to be the first candidate to win the Pusiga seat for the NPP. Reports say he is resourceful and understands the local politics of the area.

The NPP will hold its crucial presidential and parliamentary primaries in 2023 and the team that would seek to 'Break the Eight' would be unveiled.

NPP National Executive Elections: 47 Aspirants Approved To Take Part In Contest On July 15 reported in a separate story that 47 aspirants have been approved by the NPP to contest for various positions in the party's national executive elections.

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A memorandum issued by the party on Thursday said although 49 aspirants picked forms to contest in the elections, two later backed down from the contest.

"Two prospective aspirants for the position of National Women Organizer and National Youth Organizer, i.e. Abena Osei Bonsu and Klinsman Karikari Mensah Tumfuor respectively have rescinded their decisions to contest," the statement said.

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