The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has congratulated Ivor Greenstreet on his election as presidential candidate for the Convention People’s Party (CPP).

A release signed by NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, Sunday said Mr Greenstreet’s election “is another testimony of the CPP’s resolve to continue to do its utmost best to deepen its internal democracy and also help deepen Ghana’s nascent democratic dispensation.”

Mr. Greenstreet polled 1,288 votes to beat former party Chair, Samia Nkrumah in an unexpected turn of events Saturday.

NDC congratulates CPP's Ivor Greenstreet

Samia, who was tipped to win, polled only 579 votes.

The two other contenders – Joseph Agyapong and Bright Akwetey – polled  83  and 42 votes respectively.

The NDC message to the CPP also lauded the three defeated presidential hopefuls for conceding defeat.

The NDC message is published in full below.

NDC Salutes CPP

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), salutes Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's Convention People's Party (CPP), for democratically electing comrade Ivor Kobina Greenstreet as the Party's Flagbearer going into the 2016 General Election.

The election of comrade Greenstreet is another testimony of the CPP's resolve to continue to do its utmost best to deepen its internal democracy and also help deepen Ghana's nascent democratic dispensation.

The NDC salutes the 3 other comrades who contested comrade Greenstreet for accepting the will and choice of the majority of the delegates.

We wish comrade Greenstreet well in his new and daunting role and pray that the CPP continues to remain very relevant on the Ghanaian political landscape.

Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah

(NDC, General Secretary)

Sunday, January 31, 2016.

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