He said he's pulling out from the race due to personal reasons, though he had successfully passed through vetting on Monday, December 24, 2018.

This also means that only five aspirants will face off in the NPP primaries.

The aspirants are the Deputy National Communications Director of the NPP, Mame Yaa Aboagye, Madam Victoria Esinam Ansah Offei, Assembly Member for Legon Electoral Area, Samuel Amankwah, a former constituency youth organizer of the constituency, and Ato Williams.

Lydia Agyarko Alhassan, one of the two wives of the late MP of the area, Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko, who died on November 21, is also

However, the Electoral Commission has set Thursday, January 31, 2019, as the date for the by-election.

The date was agreed upon at an emergency meeting of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).