Vasant Bharath and his team reconnect have withdrawn from the United National Congress's internal elections.
Bharath who signaled his intentions early to contest the position of political leader says he cannot in good conscience participate in what he is calling an unfair and illegal election.
He was speaking at a media conference in Chaguanas this morning.
Bharath says the UNC's election management committee has given Kamla Persad-Bissessar an unfair advantage as he believes the incumbent has already been furnished with a voter's registration list, something that he said he has been asking for without success.
Bharath says members of the party have reported receiving campaign flyers from Persad-Bissessar in their mail boxes.
He says this does not end his thrust for a better UNC and he remains a member of the party.
Persad-Bissessar is expected to file her nomination at 3 p.m today.