Following Boakye Kyeremateng Agyarko’s withdrawal, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Presidential Elections Committee called off the scheduled run-off.
Concerns were voiced by the former energy minister on the choice to limit voting in the party’s runoff election between Francis Addai-Nimoh and him to National Council members only.
They were tied for fifth position with nine votes each from the elections on Saturday.
He argued that it was unlawful to let only a small number of people to cast ballots in the run-off, and he warned the Committee Chair that he would not support such unconstitutionality.
After an emergency meeting on Thursday, the Committee decided to call off the elections, giving Mr Addai-Nimoh the greenlight to join the already elected four for the November 4 primary.
“He having withdrawn from the race,” Spokesperson to the Committee Alexander Afenyo-Markin told journalists, “I think that Saturday’s elections now is placed on ice.
“There is no need for any elections because now we have five [aspirants].”
The five now set for the November 4 showdown are Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, former Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, former Food and Agriculture Minister Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and now Mr Addai-Nimoh.