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Profiles of Ivor Kobina Greenstreet and Akua Donkor

LEFT: Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, flagbearer of the CPP. RIGHT: Akua Donkor, Flagbearer of GFP 2 mins read

Meet Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, flagbearer of the CPP

Ivor Kobina Greenstreet is the 2020 flagbearer for the Convention People’s Party (CPP). This is Greenstreet’s second contest as presidential candidate for the CPP,  his first time being the 2016 presidential elections

He is a political activist, publisher, and a lawyer, who has been called to both the Ghana and English bar. 

Prior to his presidential aspiration, Greenstreet contested as a parliamentary candidate for the CPP in 1996 but had to withdraw because of the Great Alliance. In 2004, he contested again as parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency but did not win the seat. He also served as CPP’s General Secretary, being elected twice in 2007 and 2011.

Greenstreet was born in Korle Bu on 31 May 1966. He is the third child out of four children born to parents who are both professors from the University of Ghana. He is a father of two children and a member of the Men of Christ Anglican Church, Legon. 

Profile of Akua Donkor, Flagbearer of GFP

Akua Donkor contests for the first time in the 2020 presidential candidate, after two unsuccessful attempts in 2012 and 2016. 

In 2012, Donkor filed to contest as an Independent Candidate but was disqualified by the Electoral Commission (EC). She later formed the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), where she was the flagbearer for the 2016 elections but was again disqualified from contesting for the presidential elections by the EC. 

Donkor qualified to contest for the 2020 presidential elections for the GFP.

Prior to her presidential ambitions, Donkor was an assemblywoman for the Herman Electoral area in the Central Region. 

She was born in February 1952, and comes from Afigya Kwabre District in the Ashanti Region. She is a cocoa farmer and is not known to have any formal education.

Maxine Gloria Danso is a Senior Researcher with Dubawa Ghana. Maxine has previously worked as a Research Assistant engaging in some notable communication research projects in Ghana, having completed a Master of Philosophy programme in Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, with specialisation in journalism, public relations and advertising. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French from the University of Ghana, with a University Diploma in French Studies from Université Rennes 2 in France. Maxine contributes to the team by drawing from her knowledge and research experience in media studies.

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