FNM candidate drops out of Central and South Andros race
Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Mangrove Cay, Central and South Andros Kenneth Smith has asked for his party nomination to be withdrawn due to health reasons.
According to party insiders, Smith is battling COVID-19.
FNM Chairman Carl Culmer accepted his candidacy withdrawal.
Three weeks before the September 16 General Election, the governing party is now in search of a new candidate for the family Island constituency.
Culmer expressed confidence that a replacement would be selected quickly as he said many people put their names forward in a rigorous vetting process.
Smith was set to go up against Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate Leon Lundy.