I didn’t win by sitting in Accra and doing radio campaign Ivor Greenstreet

He sits in a wheelchair but exudes the confidence of a military commander and the energy of a teenager.

That is the newly elected Presidential Candidate Ghana’s oldest political party, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr. Ivor Greenstreet.

Mr. Greenstreet is fending off criticisms that his victory which shocked many Ghanaians was bought with cash splashed at congress.

He polled 1,288 votes out of the 1,992 valid votes cast to beat overwhelming pre-election favourite and daughter of the founder of the CPP, Samia Nkrumah who obtained a dismal 579 votes at Saturday’s polls.

Two other candidates – Joseph Agyapong and Bright Akwetey polled 83 and 42 votes respectively.

After the declaration of the votes, a former flagbearer aspirant of the CPP, Prof. Agyemang Badu Akosa and Samia Nkrumah accused Mr. Greenstreet of vote-buying.

They alleged that delegates had been paid between 200 and 500 Ghana cedis to vote for the victor.

But speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Mr. Greenstreet said the allegations were baseless.

As a two-time General Secretary of the CPP, he said, he knew what was required to win an election.

That he said, excluded sitting in Accra and doing radio campaigns.

It required going to every nook and cranny of the country and talking to delegates and providing them with a clear vision and hope, he said.

According to him, that was exactly what he did.
He expressed regret that senior members of the CPP will, after losing elections, make the kinds of allegations that were made against him.

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