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NPP Madina Primaries: Abubakar Boniface close contender withdraws from the race.

New Patriotic Party parliamentary aspirant in the Madina constituency, of the greater Accra region, Mr. Michael Kofi Afrifa Mackenzie has withdrawn from the parliamentary race. 
The immediate past chairman for the NPP in the Madina constituency will now enter a coalition with Hon. Boniface Saddique Abubakar.
In a statement signed by Mr. Michael Kofi Afrifa  Mackenzie dated February 20, 2020, “this is to formally announce my withdrawal as a candidate from the new patriotic party’s  Parliamentary primaries to contest the incumbent member of parliament for the Madina constituency, Hon. Saddique Abubakar due to personal reasons”. 
The reasons to his withdrawal from the race was not cited in his statement. 
Mr. Mackenzie who confirmed the news to Vision 1 FM’s Paemuka stated that, he will address the media soon on his decision.  
“I duly apologize to my faithful supporters for any disappointment caused and also to thank them from their unending support”. Mr Mackenzie noted in the statement. 
The former Madina constituency chairman described the incumbent MP, Mr. Abubakar Saddique as an astute politician who “I  believe deserves the mandate to represent our noble party once again”. 
In the statement, Mr. Mackenzie entreated all his supporters to throw their weight behind the honorable MP so that ” we can maintain the Madina constituency  Parliamentary seat. 
The decision to step down has now rendered the incumbent MP to run the race unopposed. 
Mr. Michael Kofi Afrifa  Mackenzie is the immediately past NPP chairman for the Madina constituency who was very instrumental player in Hon. Abubakar Saddique’s campaign team that kicked out the NDC MP, Hon. Ahmed Sorogo. 
Mr. Micheal Mackenzie was the  Madina constituency chairman for the  NPP from 2014 until 2018 where he lost his second term bid.