When the New Patriotic Party was in opposition from 2009 to 2016, one of the ‘young stars’ who rose from the party ranks was Sammy Awuku.
Between 2012 and 2016, when Ghanaians grappled with economic hardship under the Mahama administration, Sammi Awuku rose to prominence with his ‘Girls Abre, Boys Abre’ slogan.
When he campaigned for National Youth Organizer position of the NPP, Sammi Awuku’s campaign was anchored on the phrase and people identified with it.
But a change in status and fortunes has resulted in a change in names. According to Sammi Awuku he no longer responds to the tag ‘boy abre’ as the status of ‘boys’ has now improved.
During an introduction at the Glorious Word Power Ministries International on Sunday, December 25, 2022, Sammi Awuku disclosed that things have improved and that ‘boy are now managing’.
“You all know me, formerly I was called ‘boys abr3’ but now boys are managing. I’m part of the Vice President’s entourage”, he told the congregation.
“Our father (Bawumia) recognizes that today is Christmas Day so his seed offering will go to this church. Vice President has an offering of GHC50,000 for the church.
“The Vice President also recognizes that some of the conversation cannot be held in public so he would like to have a brief meeting with after the church. He also has a reward for pastors in the church,” he said.