Delegates of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) have elected former General Secretary of the party, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet as the party’s flagbearer for the November polls.
He polled 1,288 votes representing 64% of the valid votes cast as against Samia Nkrumah's 579 votes. Other candidates, Bright Akwetey and Joseph Agyepong, secured 42 and 83 votes respectively. The total votes cast was 2006 with 14 rejected ballots.
Saturday’s congress saw over 2400 delegates converge on the Accra International Trade Fair Centre.
Political scientists say the election of Greenstreet, could represent a new beginning for the CPP.
Mr. Greenstreet promised delegates and Ghanaians, he will lead the Nkrumahist party with integrity in his victory speech.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Professor Edmund Delle has forcefully rejected proposal of an alliance with the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
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According to him the CPP is no longer interested in forming an alliance with any party, however the party is willing to unite with all Nkrumaist fronts.
“As a party, never again shall we create the impression that we are not capable of standing on our own. We shall and we must, we can and we must do it. We have the people, we have the men; we have the women and the youth to go forward. We just need everyone, including all comrades to unite together and go forward,” Prof. Delle said.
“We are one invincible party and nobody can break us. We should just have a unity of purpose. We do not need anyone to tell us what we can do to win power,” he added.