Barely hours to the commencement of the presidential primary by the Peoples Democratic Party, another frontline aspirant has announced his withdrawal from the race.
In a letter he personally signed, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, said he can no longer be part of the contest which he says has been obscenely monetized.
Mr. Hayatu-Deen highlighted the reasons he went into the race in the first place with the hope of bringing his exposure and experience in management of public and private sector to bare in governance.
He regretted that the political system has become acrimonious, corrupt and self-serving.
Mr. Hayatu-Deen said he will still avail himself and his supporters to ensure the victory of his party.
He is the second aspirant to withdraw from the race in less than 72 hours to the primary.
The first is Peter Obi, who has now announced his membership of the Labour party.