Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Election 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has declared his intention to contest for the party’s flagbearership ahead of the 2020 polls.
He acknowledged the need to overhaul the party, strengthen the structures with resources and undertake effective campaigns to enhance the CPP’s electoral fortunes.
Mr Greenstreet, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said he will use the comeback to create a formidable force for the 2020 general elections.
While admitting that there are challenges within the party which is affecting party cohesion, he promised to work to address the concerns to ensure a united front towards fighting for political power.
The CPP Flagbearer Aspirant is a lawyer as well as a writer and publisher.
Prior to leading the CPP into the 2016 general election, Mr Greenstreet contested as a parliamentary candidate in 1996 on the ticket of the CPP but had to withdraw due to the Great Alliance at that time.
In 2004, he again contested as a parliamentary candidate for the CPP in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency and had 4,964 votes for the party.
Prior to that election, the vote for CPP in that constituency had never exceeded 500.
He was later elected as General Secretary in 2007 and again in 2011, being the only national officer to be re-elected for a second term.