NDC’s Sammy Gyamfi Out Of Bachelors’ Market…Efia Odo, Others Left Broken-hearted
Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, the communications officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has officially joined what some call the ‘Table of men’ association, after he got married to his longtime girlfriend yesterday, December 21.
The outspoken lawyer-politician tied the knot with Irene Amankwaa Karikari, in a traditional wedding at a ‘strictly-by-invitation’ ceremony at Chain Homes at Tse Ado, an affluent community, near the La Trade Fair Centre in Accra.
But The Anchor has gathered that not many single ladies are happy that one of the most eligible bachelors in town is off the market, after photographs and videos of the event broke the internet.
The paper was told that, in the past, some women, within and without the NDC, had ‘lusted and crushed’ on the outspoken national executive member.
Actress and socialite Andrea Owusu, famously known as Efia Odo, in March, this year, described the 33-year-old ‘guy’ as a “handsome” and “intelligent” man.
According to an aide to Mr.Gyamfi, many ladies, after news of the couple’s marriage flooded the internet, rushed into his inbox, asking about the authenticity of Sammy’s marriage, and expressing interests.
In a series of posts, De Accra Mayor, as he is affectionately called, wrote “The ladies in my inbox and calling nu I’m tired. U are late pls. Thanks.”
The heavily attended event was graced by some bigwigs in the NDC, including former President John Dramani Mahama, the recently-elected national chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, as well as his predecessor, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo.
Others were a former education minister and NDC’s 2020 vice presidential candidate, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, a former deputy chief of staff, Valerie Sawyerr, and the failed youth organizer aspirant, Ernest Yaw Brogya Genfi.
Vividly absent was the national youth organizer of the NDC, George Opare Addo, who recently clashed with Sammy Gyamfi over the latter’s support for Brogya Genfi, his sole contender in the national youth organizer contest.
Also present was the groom’s former boss and brother of the former President, Ibrahim Mahama, business mogul Sam Jonah, families of the couple and other well-wishers.
Until yesterday, not much was known about the now Mrs. Irene Gyamfi, who is said to be a staunch member of the opposition party.
Earlier yesterday, the political affiliation of Irene suddenly became the subject of debate, after some on social media linked her to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) without proof.
They had tried to paint a picture of the immediate past deputy national organizer of the NDC, Chief Biney’s marriage to NPP’s Afia Akoto, which left a sour taste in the mouth of many NDC fanatics.
Some had almost begun believing the claim until people close to the NDC Communication Officer vehemently refuted the claim.
They argued that Irene is an NDC and has been seen at NDC functions, particularly ones concerning her then fiancé.
Perhaps, the post that settled the debate was one from Accra Mayor, who shared a picture of the heavily endowed bride on Facebook and captioned it “This is Mrs. Irene Gyamfi and she’s not the same person on the flyer in circulation. Take note.”
He then shared a photograph with the bride, saying “Ignore the lies, Irene is not NPP. Thanks.”
Ahead of the 2020 general elections, Mr.Gyamfi, who was instrumental in the campaign, promised to marry in 2021, after the NDC had clinched power from the NPP to celebrate it. However, victory eluded the party and its flagbearer, John Mahama.