Claims of vote-buying “untrue, unfortunate” – Greenstreet
The newly elected flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Ivor Greenstreet has described as “untrue” and “unfortunate” claims that he induced delegates at Saturday’s congress.
Samia Yaba Nkrumah daughter of Ghana’s First President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who lost to Greenstreet in CPP’s presidential primaries alleged that most of the delegates received between 200 and 500 Ghana cedis to vote for the former general secretary of the party.
A leading member of the party Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa also claimed that delegates who voted in Saturday’s primary, voted for money.
“CPP has voted for money…that is the choice of congress sadly and as a democrat I have to accept but congress has voted for money,” Akosa said.
Greenstreet garnered 1,288 votes representing 64% of the valid votes cast as against Samia’s 579 votes. Other candidates, Bright Akwetey and Joseph Agyepong, secured 42 and 83 votes respectively.
But speaking to Morning Starr host Nii Arday Clegg Monday morning, Greenstreet stated that he did not engage in media hype but rather adopted a “covert campaigning strategy” which worked in his favour.
He admonished members of the party to put aside their differences and ensure that the CPP wins the November presidential election.
Greenstreet would face NPP’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and NDC John Dramani Mahama in the presidential polls on November 7.