Mr Stephen Atubiga has withdrawn from the flag bearer race of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He has thrown his weight behind former president John Dramani Mahama, who is seeking to lead the NDC again into the next polls.
Mr Atubiga told journalists on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 that: “A lot of pressure from stakeholders and opinions leaders led to this decision”.
“This morning, when I met the Minority at the parliament house, some of the leaders spoke to me. NDC is like a family, some of them – the Minority Leader, Muntaka and Co., I look up to them as my big brothers.
“Some chiefs have come to me, some of them are in my residence right now, Imams have spoken to me that I should support my big brother John Mahama, I should support him to go for his last term and in 2024, they will also give me their support”.