Days after his shocking landslide victory in the Convention Peoples Party’s (CPP) presidential primary, Ivor Greenstreet has revealed in a rather cynical fashion, that he would consider running with the leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, in the next election – as her running mate.
During a friendly banter on Metro TV’s ‘Good Evening Ghana,’ the show’s host, Paul Adom-Otchere tried to push Mr Greenstreet to reveal his choice of running mate.
Mr Greenstreet indicated, having Mr Adom Okyere himself as a running mate wouldn’t be a bad idea but went further to playfully suggest that he would consider merging his party with the NDP just to run as Nana Konadu’s running mate in the November polls.
“Nana Konadu perhaps… I want to be her running mate. She’ll be the candidate and I’ll be the running mate,” Mr Greenstreet declared jokingly.
Mr. Greenstreet’s light-hearted comment perhaps only suggests his admiration for the tough politician and her principles.
Nana Konadu, as Flagbearer of the NDP, was left disappointed as she could not contest the 2012 elections because the processing of her presidential forms had not been fully completed.
However, the National Youth Leader of the NDP, Mr Charles Opoku, earlier this month confirmed that the former First Lady, will contest the 2016 presidential polls.
Barring any shocking merger between the CPP and the NDP, Mr Greenstreet will also be contesting the November polls as the presidential candidate of the CPP.
Mr Greenstreet polled 1,288 votes to beat the daughter of CPP Founder and Ghana’s First President, Samia Nkrumah who had 579 votes in the Saturday primary held at the Accra International Trade Fair Centre.