The Convention Peoples Party’s (CPP) Presidential candidate for the November general elections, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has commenced a nationwide “Thank you” tour, to show gratitude to the party’s delegates who elected him at the Congress.
Ivor Greenstreet in appreciation of the overwhelming support from delegates of the three regions of the north began the tour in the Northern Region.
As his first outreach programme, he is using the tour to solicit sufficient votes for the party. At a meeting with some constituency executives in Tamale, he thanked the northern delegates for the confidence reposed in him and promised to lead the party to the promised land.
According to him, the CPP needed a united front to win the 2016 general elections. Ivor Greenstreet also met with the disability community in the northern region. His entourage fraternized with the Muslim community and urged the clerics to pray for the CPP’s electoral victory.
He finally addressed a mammoth rally in the Kumbungu constituency which the CPP won through a by-election in 2013. The CPP National Chairman, Professor Edmond Dele, warned that the party leadership would not entertain traitors. “The problem of the CPP comes from within and so we must brace ourselves together and don’t let any traitors come and destroy that unity that we are trying to build.”
He encouraged all CPP loyalists to remain steadfast and desist from flirting with other political parties for selfish gains. Professor Dele emphasized that the CPP should remain focused to be able to win the 2016 general elections. “We must unite behind our flagbearer who was elected with an overwhelming majority. The voice of the people has spoken, and that is the voice of God.” He said the party would be rebranded to make it attractive to the youth and women.
He thus tasked party leaders in the region to retain the Kumbungu seat and win additional seats in the area. The Northern Region was the CPP’s stronghold during the first Republic under Dr. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah’s watch. The dynamics changed when Jerry John Rawlings formed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 1992. The NDC has since enjoyed electoral monopoly of the region in subsequent general elections.