Former Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Abubakar Abdul-Rahman-Alhaji Short has officially withdrawn from the NPP National Chairman race.
The decision, according to his aide, Kwabena Marfo is due to the needless tension his candidacy has generated in the party.
He noted that the decision was taken after long introspection and consideration and is in the interest of the party.

Kwabena Marfo said they have sent an official letter to the NPP’s Vetting Committee to notify them of the decision.
He thanked all party supporters and sympathizers who supported his bid and rendered an unqualified apology for letting them down.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Short was scheduled to be vetted on Friday, June 1, 2018 alongside Stephen Ayensu Ntim, Dr Richard Amoako Baah, David Kankam Boadu and Freddie Worsemawu Blay.
The chairmanship position is now a two-horse race between Stephen Ayesi Ntim and Freddie Worsemawu Blay.