Ivor Greenstreet wins CPP presidential primaries

Former General Secretary of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has floored three contestants to emerge winner in Saturday’s polls to elect a party flagbearer.

Mr Greenstreet won at three out of four polling stations in an election that was tipped to go in favour of former Party Chair and daughter of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah,  Samia Yaba Nkrumah.

Certified results by Electoral Commission (EC) officials put Mr Greenstreet ahead with 1, 288 votes, representing 64.2% of valid votes cast, while his closest contender Samia Nkrumah managed only 579 votes.

Two other contests, Joseph Agyapong and Bright Akwetey obtained 83 and 42 votes respectively.

Over two thousand delegates of the party from all ten regions of the country converged at the International Trade Fair Centre in Accra to select a presidential candidate for the 2016 presidential polls.

The National Delegates Congress of the party, the highest decision making body, Saturday also made key amendments to the party’s constitution.