The 2016 flagbearer of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has withdrawn his nomination from the presidential race.

Speaking to the media, Odike said his decision to withdraw his nomination was a personal matter.

Mr Odike was among the 13 presidential aspirants the Electoral Commission disqualified.

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However, Odike in an interview with Accra-based Onua FM has endorsed the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo.

He said "We need the one who can help us move Ghana forward so all the other parties must came together to vote out NDC in December."

Using America's election as an example, he said, "I will support who will bring change to Ghanaians."

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