The Member of Parliament for Akuapim South Constituency, Owusu Bonsu Amoah affectionately known as O.B. Amoah has withdrawn from the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Akuapim South Parliamentary Primary.
The decision to withdraw comes four days to the primary.
In a letter to the General Secretary of the NPP, OB Amoah communicated his disinterest in going ahead in the primary despite picking a nomination form earlier.
“I write to inform you that I have decided to withdraw as a candidate for the election of a Parliamentary Candidate for the General Elections in 2024 in the Akuapem South constituency.
“I respectfully request that in accordance with the Public Elections Regulations, 2016, C.I. 94, my name should be deleted on the ballot paper for the election,” the letter read without any justification.
He adds up to the number of experienced legislators on the NPP side who have decided against running for the Parliamentary seat.
OB Amoah was first elected into the House in 2012. He retained his seat in the 2016 and the 2020 general elections.
His withdrawal now leaves the void for Kwame Ofori-Gyau, Eric Samuel Annor-Mensah, and Frank Aidoo, the Municipal Chief Executive for Akuapem South to contest for the seat.
The NPP will go to the polls on January 27, 2024.