The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has congratulated the newly elected flagbearer of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Ivor Greenstreet for winning the bid to lead the party in the November polls.

A statement signed by the NPP's acting General Secretary, John Boadu expressed the hope that Mr. Greenstreet's election will  enrich the nation's politics and democracy.

The national delegates of the CPP overwhelmingly voted for Mr. Greenstreet on Saturday at the Trade Fair Center in Accra.

He beat three others including the immediate past chairperson of the party and daughter of the CPP founder, Samia Nkrumah who was tipped by many to win the election.

Ms Nkrumah has subsequently accused the newly elected flagbearer of vote buying but has given indications that she will not contest the results.

Below is the full statement from the NPP

The New Patriotic Party extends its congratulations to Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the newly elected Presidential Candidate of the Convention People's Party (CPP).Mr Greenstreet has over the years contributed at various levels to the cause of promoting multi-party democracy in Ghana.

We are hopeful that his election will continue to enrich Ghana's politics with ideas and values that will improve the fortunes of the average Ghanaian.

We also congratulate the CPP on a successful Congress in Accra yesterday....Signed...John Boadu(General Secretary Ag)