A political analyst and lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Mr Jonathan Okyere, has said the Convention People’s Party (CPP) is not likely to win the 2020 elections because of its choice of flagbearer.
Mr Okyere told CTV’s Akua Sonto on 24 August 2020 that even though the CPP’s flagbearer, Mr Ivor Greenstreet, is “a fantastic gentleman, speaks so well and very intelligent”, the two major political parties have the competitive advantages.
Mr Okyere, however, noted that: “Whether he has the physical disposition to do the campaign that everybody will do” is another thing, adding: “I’m not too sure about that”.
“Unfortunately, he seems to be physically challenged and it takes something away from him but when it comes to delivery and his vision, there’s no two ways about that but you see, you need to be physically present in many parts of the country to be able to woo people to come to your fold, other than that, it is going to be difficult for him.”
Mr Okyere, nonetheless, applauded the decision of the CPP to vest the flagbearer mandate into Ivor Greenstreet, while reiterating that the party will not make any meaningful impact in the December polls.
“It is the decision of the CPP to do so. I doff my hat out to them and I respect that particular decision but I don’t see what they can do in 2020,” he noted.