As the Convention People’s Party (CPP) have chosen their leader for the November elections, the newly elected Presidential Candidate, Greenstreet Ivor, boldly affirms he is strengthened by his massive victory in Saturday’s congress to unseat the dominance of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)
Greenstreet who surprisingly gained an overwhelming majority of the votes during the congress on Saturday, thanked the party delegates for electing him and promised not to let them down. It was a surprise indeed because Mr. Greenstreet had not gained much popularity like his opponent Samaia Nkrumah who is the daughter of the party’s founder and Ghana’s first President, and other party contenders who had been very popular on social media and the likes. The happy Greenstreet however, assured his party members of victory during the November elections.
As facts would have it, over 2,000 delegates of the CPP from all 10 regions of the country converged at the International Trade Fair Centre in Accra to select a presidential candidate for the 2016 presidential polls. Mr Greenstreet was ahead with 1, 288 votes, representing 64.2% of valid votes cast, while his closest contender Samia Nkrumah had gotten only 579 votes. The two other contenders, Joseph Agyapong and Bright Akwetey obtained 83 and 42 votes respectively.
Mr. Greenstreet, an immediate past General Secretary of the party, has however drawn a lot of attraction to himself following his victory. He subsequently took to Facebook after his victory to acknowledge his party’s contribution to his victory and also encouraged them to keep up the spirit for the November elections.
“I wish to thank all the rank and file, the National Chairman (Prof. Edmund Delle) and his able executives for a successful National Delegates Congress. For giving me this mandate, I assure the party of victory in this year’s election. I count on every one to be part of the work ahead. As I said, Unity will be pivotal in our campaign and I am emboldened to unseat the NDC and the NPP. God bless you. Forward Ever Backwards Never!!!” he said.
Mr Ivor Greenstreet’s election for the CPP Presidential candidate makes him the first physically challenged person to run for president in Ghana. He has been on a wheelchair since a ghastly accident that occurred one night in Accra, as he returned home from overseeing business at a nightclub he owned.