Edward Agyekum Kufuor, the second son of former President John Kufuor is no longer contending to represent the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament after withdrawing from the party primaries late Wednesday, (December 26, 2018).
Mr Kufuor’s surprise decision to exit the upcoming Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency NPP primaries slated for Saturday, December 29 comes three days to the polls.
Mr Kufuor who had been successfully vetted for the role explained in an interview with Citi FM that he pulled out of the contest because of the respect he has for the late MP Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko and his family.
He also insisted that he was not prevailed upon or pressured to withdraw from the contest but did it out of his own free will.
The Electoral Commission set Thursday, January 31, 2019, as the date for the Ayawaso West-Wuogon constituency by-election following the demise of Mr Agyarko on November 21, 2018.
The date was agreed upon at an emergency meeting of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Monday, December 24.
The vacant Ayawaso West Wuogon seat was held by NPP MP Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko until his demise on November 21, 2018, which necessitated the conduct of a by-election in the constituency.