The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has congratulated the flagbearer-elect of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet.
In a statement signed by its acting General Secretary, John Boadu, the NPP said it is hopeful that Mr. Greenstreet’s election will enrich Ghana’s politics.
[contextly_sidebar id=”WWLvU4aTgd7IEKwdMKwhmvfu2RUAMoxa”]“We are hopeful that his election will continue to enrich Ghana’s politics with ideas and values that will improve the fortunes of the average Ghanaian,” the party said in a statement.
“The New Patriotic Party extends its congratulations to Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the newly elected Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP).”
The NPP at the CPP’s congress at the Trades Fair Centre requested an alliance with the CPP, but that was immediately turned down by the party’s Chairman, Professor Edmund Delle.
Mr. Greenstreet, an immediate past General Secretary of the party who had not been widely tipped to win in the flagbearership slot, polled a massive 1,288 votes of the 1,992 valid votes.
He brushed off competition from former chairperson of the party, Samia Nkrumah who managed only 579 votes representing about 28.9%.
Samia has subsequently accused Greenstreet of vote buying.
By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana