The flag bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has a great chance of beating his competitors to win the 2016 presidential election, vice-presidential nominee of the party Nana Gabby Nsiah Nketiah has said.
“Ivor has a chance of winning this election but we have not fielded enough [parliamentary] candidates. But for Ivor, listen to him at the debates and think about his point of view. The way he handles himself you will be surprised. Ivor, I believe, will certainly make an impact in this year’s election,” he told Moro Awudu on Class91.3FM’s Inside Politics on Monday October 3.
He believed the CPP can relate to all age groups indicating that Mr Greenstreet appeals to the youth and possesses ideas to spur development in the country. He said he can also reach out to the older generation and together with the right strategy in 2016, the CPP can make an impact on December 7.
“Ivor is young and he can relate to the youth, I am just an elderly man to give him all the advice and the backing as I can; there are older people who also vote,” he noted.
Mr Nketiah, who served as Ambassador to Korea under President John Kufuor in 2008, called on all Nkrumahists to come together in order to “keep Nkrumah’s dreams alive”, stressing that if he could leave the NPP to join the CPP, then Nkrumah’s followers have no excuse not to follow suit.
He said he was an admirer of the daughter of the founder of the CPP and expressed a strong conviction of convincing Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, who lost to Mr Greenstreet at the presidential primaries, to join forces with the flag bearer to attain great feats at the December polls.
“I admire her courage and involvement in the party and will get her to come with Ivor and try to put the pieces together. I will talk to her. She respects me and she will understand what I am saying,” he added.