The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has for the second time picked its 2016 presidential candidate, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet as its flagbearer ahead of the 2020 polls.
At the party’s primaries held on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in the Eastern Region, Mr. Greenstreet garnered 213 votes against Bright Akwetey’s 27 and Divine Ayivor’s 14 votes.
The lawyer will once again battle with incumbent President Akufo-Addo and leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress John Mahama.
In 2016 when he first contested in the presidential polls on the ticket of the CPP, he came fourth out of seven candidates with 25,552 votes representing 0.24% of the valid votes cast.
The party also elected new executives to steer the affairs of the party in the next four years.
Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Kumakuma, the 2012 running-mate to then flagbearer Dr. Abu-Sakara got the nod to become the CPP National Chairman.
Nana Yaa Akyimpim Jantuah also beat acting General Secretary, James Kwabena Bomfeh popularly known as Kabila to become the substantive General Secretary.
While Nana Yaa Jantuah polled 187 votes, James Kabila Kwabena Bomfeh managed only 67 votes.
Onsy Kwame Nkrumah, a son of the founder of the CPP also lost in his bid to become Vice Chairman of the party after polling 84 as against Emmanuel Ogbojor’s 125.
A third aspirant, John Benjamin Davids, polled 39 votes.
Below are full statement of results after the elections;
Hajia Hamdatu -73
Nana Bright Oduro -68
Kwaku Ankrah Quansah-9
Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Kumakuma-100
National Vice Chairman
Onsy Kwame Nkrumah -84
Emmanuel Ogbojor -125
John Benjamin Davids-39
Nana Yaa Akyimpim Jantuah -187
James Kabila Kwabena Bomfeh -67
National Woman Organizer
Hajia Aisha Sulley -129
Rose Austin Tenadu -122
Moses Ambing Yirimbo -179
Rashid Alao -76
National Youth Organizer
Osei Kofi Aquah -168
Solomon Duncan -80
Emmanuel Opare Oduro -169
Edwina Okuadjo Ayorkor -79
Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from CNR