The Convention Peoples Party (CPP), has re-elected its 2016 presidential candidate for its 2020 presidential ticket.
Lawyer Ivor Kobina Greenstreet won by a landslide in the small opposition party’s Saturday’s primaries, sweeping 1364 votes out of some 2126 votes cast.
His closest contender, Bright Akwetey, polled 597 while Divine Ayivor polled 171 votes.
Consequently, Mr. Greenstreet becomes the first person ever to be re-elected as Flagbearer of the CPP. Earlier he had also made history as the first-ever to be elected General Secretary twice by the party.
“Everywhere that I have gone on the campaign trail all that I get told is where is the CPP that will deliver for the people of Ghana? Today I give you my pledge that the CPP will deliver for the people. It will deliver the social justice that will make this country a better and more equal place with opportunity for all,”Mr. Greenstreet said in a victory statement.
At the same Congress, the CPP also elected new executives to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Kumakuma, the 2012 running-mate to then flagbearer Dr. Abu-Sakara, was elected CPP National Chairperson. Nana Yaa Akyimpim Jantuah defeated acting General Secretary, James Kwabena Bomfeh popularly known as Kabila, to become the party’s new General Secretary.
Son of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s Founding father, Dr. Onsy Kwame Nkrumah was also elected as National Vice Chairman of the party.