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CPP Primaries | Greenstreet Floors Samia Amid Allegations Of Vote Buying

By Aboagye Addo Frank / Published on Monday, 01 Feb 2016 09:16 AM / No Comments / 560 views
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CPP flag bearer-elect, Ivor Greenstreet

Mr. Ivor Greenstreet on Saturday beat Samia Nkrumah and two others contestants to become the flag bearer of the Convection Peoples Party in the just ended presidential primaries.

He pulled 1,288 votes representing 64% of the valid votes cast while his closest contender Samia Nkrumah could only manage 579 votes representing 28.9% of the valid votes cast. The other candidates, Bright Akwetey and Joseph Agyepong, had 42 and 83 votes respectively.The total votes cast was 2006 with 14 rejected ballots.

The presidential candidate elect, promised to lead by example and provide hope to the people of Ghana.

“This is the beginning. We are offering ourselves as the vehicle for the frustrated Ghanaian who is tired of the bogus and empty promises of their leaders. We are offering ourselves on a new path in the digital age. We are offering ourselves to offer you service with honesty, service with commitment, and we believe that if you believe in us, we would provide the opportunity you all are asking for”.

But some party stalwarts have expressed disappointment at the way and manner monies were openly distributed to influence delegates to vote in a particular direction.

Samia Nkrumah who was highly tipped to win the contest described the congress as a winner for the highest bidder but promised to support the party in all endeavours.

“No; I’m obviously not happy with the results, but I accept them. The fact of the matter is that every delegate was paid GH¢200 and GH¢500 actually, among many other things. So, it was down to money and of course we cannot be happy about that but we accept the results, and we move on”.