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General News of Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Source: GhanaWeb

I’m yet to come to terms with NPP’s victory - Ivor Greenstreet

Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet is yet to come to terms with the NPP’s overwhelming victory in this year’s elections.

Ivor Greenstreet says he is yet to recover from the 'shock results' of the 2016 polls and is unsure if he will put himself up for the next general elections. The consolation for Mr. Greenstreet however is that the CPP put in its best during the December polls despite the disappointing turn of events.

“I haven’t taken a decision about my next practical steps, it was very intensive piece of work that we embarked on, and I think we will let the air blow over…., I’m still getting over the 2016 one so I haven’t even remotely contemplated the 2020 one yet…”

The CPP polled a total of 0.24% votes in the just ended December 7 elections; an improvement in the initial 0.18% garnered by the party’s 2012 Flagbearer, Abu Sakara.

Prior to the 2016 elections, the brouhaha surrounding the Electoral Commission’s decision to increase Presidential and Parliamentary filing fees to GHs 50,000 and 10,000 respectively left many guessing the number of political parties in a position to satisfy that set criteria by the EC.

In the end though, five parties managed to do so though it came at a pretty expensive 'cost'.

For the CPP, it formed part of the several reasons the party lost to the largest opposition party in the country, the NPP.

The NPP won the December election by polling 53.85% of the total votes cast on December 7, 2016. The party's leader and presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo will be sworn into office on January 7, 2017.