A national chairman hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Abubarkari Abdul-Rahman (Alhaji Short), has stepped down from the race.
He was contesting against acting chairman Freddie Blay and Stephen Ntim.
A statement signed by his campaign manager Kwabena Marfo, said: “I believe the interest of the party will be best served by my withdrawal.”
“To all my supporters and sympathisers, I want to thank you for your support. To the grassroots of our party who wished me well, thank you for your encouragement.
“And to all the members of my team, I thank you for your dedication. To all and sundry, I apologise for any inconvenience my decision has caused you.”
The party is preparing to elect its National Executives in July 2018.