Parliamentary candidate for Akuapem North under the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has suggested the potential involvement of Ghanaian football icon Asamoah Gyan in both the campaign team and the prospective government of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
During an interview with Asempa FM regarding the economic address delivered by the NPP’s presidential aspirant on February 7, 2024, Awuku praised Gyan for attending the event.
When asked about Gyan’s presence, Awuku explained that the renowned footballer is a close associate of Dr. Bawumia and possesses substantial expertise in sports and sports-related investments.
“Watch out for him. Dr. Bawumia likes people with great ideas. He is his good friend, and so watch out for him; you will soon hear from him,” he said.
Sammi Awuku described Gyan as “one guy who has solid ideas and is an iconic figure. Love him or hate him.”
“He may never know. Now that he is in retirement and resting, he should come and show his prowess in politics,” he added.
Gyan’s presence has further fueled rumours of him being a member of the governing New Patriotic Party.
Asamoah Gyan has often been linked with the NPP, with reports that he has been preparing to contest the parliamentary seat on behalf of the party.
Initial reports linked him to the Weija-Gbawe Constituency after the MP for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro Constituency, Sylvester Tetteh, alleged that Gyan was being lobbied by the camp of Dr Bawumia to oust him from his role.
He later apologised to Asamoah Gyan and disclosed that no such plan existed by the Bawumia camp to have Gyan contest him.