Who Is Ivor Greenstreet
Ivor Kobina Greenstreet is a Ghanaian politician and lawyer.
He is the Presidential candidate for the Convention People’s Party in the upcoming 2020 Ghanaian general election.
He became disabled when he had a tragic accident that occurred one night in Accra, as he returned home from overseeing business at a nightclub he owned but today he is the Presidential candidate for the Convention People’s Party(CPP).
Ivor Greenstreet was born to two Professors from the University of Ghana, Legon. Mr Greenstreet is the third of four children.
Ivor is a lawyer as well as a writer and publisher.
He was called to the Ghana Bar and the English Bar (Inner Temple).
The Convention Peoples Party, (CPP) on January 30, 2016 elected Ivor Greenstreet as its flagbearer to represent the party in the 2016 November 7 general elections.
Mr. Greenstreet contested as a parliamentary candidate in 1996 on the ticket of the CPP but had to withdraw due to the Great Alliance at that time.
In 2004, he again contested as a parliamentary candidate for the CPP in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency and had 4,964 votes for the party (prior to that election the vote for CPP in that constituency had never exceeded 500).
He was later elected as General Secretary in 2007 and again in 2011, being the only national officer to be re-elected for a second term.
Disability Not Inability
Mr. Greenstreet has been confined to a wheelchair since a horrific accident that occurred one night in Accra, as he returned home from overseeing business at a nightclub he owned.
Ivor also served on the Disability Council from 2007-2009.
The election of the wheelchair-bound Politician for the CPP flagbearership makes him the first disabled person to run for president in Ghana.
He is married to the daughter of late former Vice President Kow Arkaah, who is also a lawyer with three children, a son and two daughters.