The National Citizens Alliance has withdrawn candidate Jakob Letkemann from the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection due to irreconcilable differences. Photo submitted

Party with extreme views on immigration drops out of byelection

National Citizens Alliance withdraws candidate due to ‘irreconcilable differences’

A party that wants to drastically lower immigration levels no longer has a candidate in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection campaign.

According to a brief media release from the National Citizens Alliance on Friday afternoon, the party has “withdrawn its candidate Jakob Letkemann from [the] Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection due to irreconcilable differences in regard to the NCA values and mission.”

The National Citizens Alliance is a registered federal political party and Letkemann was confirmed as a candidate by the April 15 deadline. The deadline to withdraw has passed, so Letkemann and the NCA will remain on the ballot.

Letkemann did not participate in an all-candidates’ meeting Thursday and did not respond to e-mailed questions about his priorities.

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