This is the beginning of good things to come – Greenstreet
The newly elected flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has extended a hand to all who feel frustrated at the “bogus and empty promises” of their national leaders to join the party for a new deal.
The new deal will see leaders serve the country with love and honesty he said.
According to Mr Greenstreet politicians should serve the people of Ghana rather than themselves with citizens getting equal opportunity to national resources.
“You cannot be showing love, if you are a policeman and you extort money from your poor citizens. You cannot be showing love, if you are a judge and you deny a poor man justice. You cannot be showing love, if you are a politician and you serve yourself and not the people of Ghana”, he told delegates to the party’s congress to elect a flagbearer moments after he was declared winner.
He said "Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah sacrificed his life for the nation so we would be dependent on ourselves, fight for our own sovereign country, and for us to get the maximum from our own resources."
“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.
Ivor Greenstreet entreated party followers to come together to build a united front, saying he is “merely a flagbearer” on behalf of the party and expects all others to come together to prosecute the party’s agenda for electoral victory.
He also vowed to unite his challengers in the flagbearer race – Samia Nkrumah, Bright Akwetey and Joseph Agyapong, because the CPP believes in working as a team.
“You will hear from us in our discussions with our colleagues about our theme for this campaign. I am merely a flagbearer, and when you hold a flag, you are holding it for a group of people, which is the party. And so I will honour that commitment to work with them for the best interest of the party, CPP. Comrades, I am pleading with you, let us all come together, let us all kick away our ego and our pride, because we are here to serve not ourselves but Ghanaians. I wish you well.”
Ivor obtained a massive 1,288 votes of the 1,992 valid votes to beat her former chairperson, Samia Nkrumah who came a distant second with 579 votes. The others were Joseph Agyapong – 83 and Bright Akwetey 42 votes.