Former Member of Parliament for Kumawu Constituency Yaw Baah has withdrawn his candidature from Sunday’s primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The party plans to elect its candidate for the May 23 by-election following the death of Philip Basoah.
After eight aspirants picked nomination forms to contest the primaries, six were cleared to contest.
However, lawyer Edward Kofi Osei withdrew his candidature following concerns that he bears dual citizenship.
Therefore, former MP Baah will be the second aspirant to withdraw from the race.
“Having considered my political status and pedigree within the larger family,I have come to the conclusion that the last atom of my ‘political breath’ should be at the disposal of the national front, rather than at the periphery of Kumawu,” he wrote on Thursday, April 20 to the chairman of his party’s by-election committee.
“I see myself as a great player in the scheme of things as far as ‘Breaking the 8’ mantra is concerned.
“I believe the interest of my beloved Kumawu will be better served, if I stay outside and help unify our party in the Constituency.”
He, however, endorsed Obaapa Ama Serwaa to be given the nod because she does not belong to any of the powerful blocs in Kumawu.