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NDC didn’t sponsor me – Ivor to Samia 

Ivor Greenstreet(left) and Samia Nkrumah

The flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet, has denied allegations that he was sponsored by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Nkruamhist party’s recent presidential primary, which he won.

Mr Greenstreet was elected flagbearer on Saturday, January 30, after polling 1,288 votes, representing 64.2%, ahead of Samia’s total of 579, which represented 28.9%.

Since her defeat, the former chairperson of and former Jomoro MP has been claiming that delegates were bribed at the congress. Ms Nkrumah recently padded her bribery allegation by alleging that the governing NDC provided funding for bribing the delegates.

“…The influence of the NDC was there for all to see. Absolutely, they were in full charge. The monies came from them, it’s no secret. Everybody knows…the monies that came to our delegates did not come from the CPP’s coffers or from an individual…,” Ms Nkrumah told Ekow Mensah-Shalders on Class91.3fm’s Executive Breakfast Show on Thursday, March 10.

But, responding in an exclusive interview with Class FM’s Paa Kwesi Parker-Wilson, Mr Greenstreet said such allegations were unfounded.

“The CPP is totally independent. You were at the congress and I don’t think you witnessed what she claims she witnessed and there is no evidence of that. It is unfortunate and painful, but as I said, I’ll be judged not upon that, but how I prosecute the campaign and take the message of the party to the heart and minds of Ghanaians. Also, how I demonstrate my capacity as a leader and how I can demonstrate to the CPP and how we deliver solutions to the problems we face as a people,” he stated.

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