Fred Nuamah, an actor-turned-politician, has withdrawn from the NDC parliamentary primaries for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
Calling the decision personal in a letter addressed to the party, he noted that his withdrawal was reached after extensive consultations with key stakeholders and without any external influence.
“I firmly believe that the NDC must present a unified front for the 2024 general elections. As a dedicated member of the NDC, I prioritize the party’s unity and the President John Mahama project aimed at rescuing our country,” Mr Nuamah wrote.
The movie producer thanked his fans and all well-wishers for their support adding that he is grateful for the time spent with them all.
While announcing his withdrawal from the race, Mr Nuamah threw his support behind John Dumelo his biggest competitor in the battle for the Ayawaso West Wuogon candidacy and called on his followers to do the same.
“I wholeheartedly endorse and throw my support behind my good friend and brother, Mr. John Dumelo, to be the parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the Ayawaso West-Wuogon constituency,” Mr Nuamah wrote.
He added “I urge all my supporters across all levels of the party in the constituency to rally behind John Dumelo and provide him with needed support. Together, with a renewed sense of togetherness, we can secure victory in the 2024 elections and uplift our nation from its current state.”
The news of a head-to-head contest between Fred Nuamah and John Dumelo for the NDC parliamentary candidacy in Ayawaso West Wuogon ahead of the 2024 general election emerged in March.
Although Nuamah declared his intention first, he later faced recommendations to step aside for Dumelo, who had previously represented the party in 2020.
Amid allegations of bad faith and claims of mutual approval to contest, Nuamah chose to withdraw, aiming to preserve his friendship with Dumelo.
However, the party suspended the vetting of candidates and the constituency’s election in April.
Read the entire letter below;