After joining in the unproven allegations that the newly elected flag bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Ivor Greenstreet, induced delegates to emerge victorious at Saturday’s Congress, a third-term defeated aspirant, Bright Akwetey, has declared his intention to support Mr. Greenstreet, going into the general elections in November this year.
Mr. Akwetey, who was competing with Samia Nkrumah, Ivor Greenstreet and Joseph Agyepong for the CPP flagbearership, came last by managing a paltry 44 votes.
Regardless of his abysmal performance, he supported Samia Nkrumah’s claims that Mr. Greenstreet bribed delegates to win the election.
But, Mr. Akwetey in an interview on Eyewitness News said he will throw his weight behind Greenstreet since the delegates have decided that he should lead the party.
This was after he confessed that he performed poorly because he did not have time to carry out a nationwide campaign unlike the winner, Mr. Greenstreet.
“The delegates have decided that and I have to go with their decision and I will support Ivor Greenstreet. I have no other option. If I say I belong to this party and I chose to be part of the party from infancy, I will not go anywhere. I will go with the decision of the rank and file of the party and I will support him. I don’t have to be a flagbearer before I contribute what I have to contribute.”
“I want to support the flagbearer. Unlike others who are leaving the party, I will remain in the party and organize and get people together because we are too fond of leaving the party and blaming people and causing confusion. We need to learn to unite,” he said.
He further explained that the party’s performance in past elections have been disastrous because the party did not have enough logistics and resources to support its flag bearer.
“The last elections, we didn’t support the flag bearer, we gave him no resources, we gave him no logistics. He had to look for resources from elsewhere so he couldn’t make an impact. Paa Kwesi Ndoum made no impact.”
He however revealed that the party is devising measures to improve upon its performance in the upcoming election.