Ivor Kobina Greenstreet was born on 31 May, 1966 in Accra.
A native of Ga Mashie, Greenstreet had his basic education in Accra Ghana, then later moved to the United Kingdom to read Law. Ivor was later called to the bar in Ghana.
He is an avid swimmer and athlete and a member of the Ghana National Rifle Association (GNRA), a shotgun expert (Olympic Trap), and has represented Ghana’s Black Snipers abroad, being the first African to participate in an international Para shooting event.
Ivor Greenstreet is not new to the political space in Ghana. This year’s election will be the fifth election for the lawyer and politician.
In 2004, he was selected by the party as its parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency to contest in the 2004 general election, an election he lost to Akosua Frema Osei-Opare of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
After his failed bid, he was elected General Secretary for the Convention People’s Party. He was the first General Secretary to be re-elected twice for the CPP.
In 2016 he was elected flagbearer of the party. The CPP led by Greenstreet lost the elections in that year.
In 2020, he seeks to restore the lost glory of Ghana’s oldest political party as he is running on the ticket of the party for the highest office in Ghana.