Presidents, in fact popular presidents always receive rousing welcome when they visit their people. Some MPs, ministers and other political figures who are able to satisfy their constituents usually receive some applauds anytime they visit their own people. Of course other non political figures such as philanthropists, religious men and in rare cases traditional leaders enjoy rousing welcome. But for an ordinary member of a community who hasn't contributed anything to that particular community to enjoy this 'presidential welcome' is extremely rare. This is the rare package lawyer Sammy Gyamfi enjoyed recently.
The national communications officer for the opposition NDC spent the Eid Ul-Adha in the United States specifically New York City. He visited NDC Women in the diaspora who were holding their annual get together for Ghanaian Muslims in the states.
When the young lawyer touched down, the whole conference area turned upside down. The crowd ran to meet the NDC communicator. Some of the women lied down and asked Sammy to walk on them but of course he didn't. Making his way to the podium took him over 15 minutes as the enthusiastic celebrants wouldn't allow him easy passage. Some took selfie with him whole others requested for his specimen signatures on their handkerchiefs and other paraphernalia.
A background NDC song could be heard and the crowd cheered along crying out 'our future president!, our future president!'.
Mr. Gyamfi finally made his way to the podium and when he was addressing them, he wished all Muslims happy Eid. He used the opportunity to tell the diaspora how difficult life is back at home. He said he was sure their relatives tell them on a daily basis. Sammy said although Covid-19 pandemic and Ukrainian war is affecting every country, Ghana's problem is purely mismanagement by Akufo Addo and Bawumia government. He challenged them to work hard so NDC and John Mahama win 2024 in order to turn things around. Anything short of this will send Ghana to an abyss, he stated.
Watch the video in the link below.
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