Former Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram Constitueny Enoch Teye Mensah has withdrawn from Thursday’s Council of State elections.
The experienced politician scratched himself from the race to get a Greater Accra Region representative on the Council for “personal” reasons. This was contained in a letter dated February 15, 2017 to the Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC).
The longest-serving Youth and Sports Minister had had his image on the Notice of Poll released by the EC on Monday, February 13.
He was one of the 16 candidates successfully passed by the EC to contest the Greater Accra Region elections, scheduled to be held at the Ga West District Assembly Hall in Amasaman. But his withdrawal leaves 15 to vie for the single slot.
Already, 15 persons are awaiting the 10 to be elected on Thursday to constitute the Council that will counsel President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He later told host of Sunrise on 3FM 92.7, Winston Amoah, that “there have been personal attacks too so thought that I should step back and watch”. Meanwhile, two other candidates have also withdrawn from the race. Nene Okukubruor Teye Kwesi Agyemang V and Eric Asamani, 42, withdrew ahead of the elections to back some other candidates.