CPP Greenstreet must be sanctioned for 'indiscipline' - CPP member

The petitioner, Zir Zirmio Dy-Adaba in a letter dated September 14, 2016, and addressed to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, said that Mr Ivor Greenstreet “vehemently supported the President’s acceptance of the gift [Ford Expedition]”.

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A member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has petitioned the leadership of the party to sanction the flag bearer over what he calls comments that bring the party’s name into disrepute.

The petitioner, Zir Zirmio Dy-Adaba in a letter dated September 14, 2016, and addressed to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee, said that Mr Ivor Greenstreet “vehemently supported the President’s acceptance of the gift [Ford Expedition]”.

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The youth of the CPP on June 21, 2016, petitioned CHRAJ to probe President Mahama’s acceptance of the Ford Expedition gift from the contractor, Djibiri Kanazoe.

READ ALSO: CPP petitions CHRAJ over Ford Expedition gift

The party’s youth wing argues that, the circumstances surrounding the gift and the acceptance of it by President Mahama, contravened the 1992 constitution.

The Burkinabe in question, Djibril Kanazoe, has been accused of ‘bribing’ President John Mahama with the expensive vehicle in an attempt to win a contract to execute a road construction project.

But during the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) Evening Encounter in July, Mr Greenstreet indicated that he saw nothing wrong with Mr Mahama’s acceptance of the gift.

READ ALSO: I have no evidence of corruption on Mahama - Greenstreet

This, the petitioner argues “convinced many Ghanaians that the CPP was not ready to fight corruption since its flag bearer sees nothing wrong with public officials accepting gifts from commercial people and organisations”.

He believed that the Central Committee of the party had not “taken a decision on it” and Mr Greenstreet’s views could, therefore, not be taken as the position of the party.

Mr Greenstreet is also reported to have threatened to pull out of the 2016 presidential race to register his displeasure at the GHS50,000 filing fee announced by the Electoral Commission (EC) for presidential candidates.

But the petitioner argues that “the decision to back out of an election is not the sole decision of the flag bearer”, saying the Central Committee must be the one to take that decision.

He believes the Central Committee has not discussed the said matter “let alone decided to back out should the fees not be reduced.”

The petitioner has therefore argued that the two acts by the flag bearer constitute “indiscipline” and hence Mr Greenstreet should be punished accordingly if found culpable.

Pulse.com.gh is currently trying to reach Greenstreet for his comments on the subject matter.

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