Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Samuel Nartey George has recounted how his ordeal during a by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency almost led to his death.
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“…I stared death in the face in Ayawaso West Wuogon.
Many people have played politics and joked over that incident but I know what I
saw and went through. It has let me know who my real and true friends are. It
has revealed the true feelings of many people who were around me,” the MP
recounted in a post summarizing major happening in life in 2019.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was held on 31st January
2019 following the death of the MP for the area Mr. Kyeremanteng Agyarko. He
had died in November 2018 at a hospital in the United States after a protracted
But violence rocked the elections in the La-Bawaleshie area
of the constituency where Sam George was physically assaulted.
Eventually a commission was set up to look into the violence
and make recommendations which Sam George give his side of the story.
“I have had to face the Commission set up and tell my
story. I did for posterity and do not fret over whether justice has been done
or not. Of one thing I am certain, justice would be had. One day, soon,”
He also talked about his work as a parliamentarian and how
it has impacted his private life among others.
Full post here:
2019, what a year!
Through it all, I have learnt to give thanks to the Maker of all things for it is His will that manifests in our lives. I have had tough years but this year tops it all. It has been tough on several levels but the fact that I am alive and still here makes me a victor. Makes me believe in tomorrow’s promise. Strengthens my resolve to keep fighting and not give up.
Started the year with great hopes and expectations. Had one heck of a birthday surprise thanks to my Mrs and friends. Barely a week later, I stared death in the face in Ayawaso West Wuogon. Many people have played politics and joked over that incident but I know what I saw and went through. It has let me know who my real and true friends are. It has revealed the true feelings of many people who were around me.
I have had to face the Commission set up and tell my story. I did for posterity and do not fret over whether justice has been done or not. Of one thing I am certain, justice would be had. One day, soon. I have had to reevaluate my work in Parliament as representative of my people. There have been great moments serving my people and there have been moments where I have wondered if I was in the right place and job. But I would do this again in a heartbeat a thousand times over. It is an absolute humbling privilege to be able to serve my people in Parliament.
My work and private business have taken a toll on my private life in more ways than I could even imagine when I started the year. I would have loved to have spent more time with my wife and sons. I miss the quality times I used to spend every Sunday with my parents and siblings. It has been hard. Mentally and emotionally. I am blessed to have an amazing woman as my partner who has stood by me this year through all of the difficulties. My Parents have been an ever present presence whose understanding and prayers have been key to me being able to hold it all together. My little boys even at their tender ages have developed an amazing appreciation of the unique relationship we have. Quality over quantity. I am indeed a blessed man.
Then I had the primaries that everyone had predicted I would lose. I guess only me and my close family and a few real friends believed I would pull through. The orchestrations and machinations were deep and varied. Many times, I asked myself if it was worth it. Many times I considered walking away for my sanity sake. But I would not walk away. No! Not me. I never back down. I don’t know how to. I had to prove a point, despite the cost and toll. To the few who believed me against all the odds and supported me in diverse ways, I cannot repay your faith in me enough. The full story of that primaries would be told some day. For now, I simply have my eyes fixed on victory 2020.
I have seen it all this year. Love, anger, hatred, joy, sorrow, pain, laughter, agony and ecstasy. I have experienced the entire spectrum of emotions. I do not know how I have held it together. Maybe I have not. The Almighty has held me and my business together. HE alone has kept me till this moment and I am grateful to him. I have come to the end of the year weary but satisfied. My heart is full of gratitude to the Almighty for his mercies and protection in a year that I most certainly would not have seen the end of.
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2020, take note. I am battle hardened. I wear my scars like stripes with pride and I enter the new year. I am constantly reminded that if I survived 2019, nothing can stand in my way in 2020. I am #TuffSeed. I am God’s #BattleAxe. His plans for me defy human comprehension and I know I remain unstoppable until HE says so.
To a great year ahead!🦁