Joseph Sam Amankwanor, the current National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP and parliamentary candidate for the Upper West Akyem constituency in the Eastern region has decided not to contest the November polls.
His decision comes a few days after the NPP parliamentary candidate for the Nadowli-Kaleo constituency in the Upper West region, RD Boye Bandie also stepped down five months away from the polls.
Hope Fiagbenyo, the NDC constituency chairman who confirmed the news to newsmen said the parliamentarian cited personal reasons for his decision to step down.
Amankwanor is said to be battling with his health; a situation which has made people allude his withdrawal to, whilst others claim it could be a dual citizenship allegation hanging around his neck.
Some NDC members of the Upper West Akim constituency numbering twenty-three are said have petitioned the party claiming that Amankwanor holds a dual citizenship, a situation which puts him at the wrong side of the constitution.
The constituency members and branch executives are reeling under pressure thinking the opposition NPP in the constituency are waiting for the right time to contest the parliamentarian’s eligibility.