The Ukrainian Pravda reports the withdrawal citing his sonPetro.
"This campaign is not that simple and that is why Poroshenko familydecided that Oleksiy Ivanovych Poroshenko ceases his participationin the campaign," said Petro Poroshenko.
He noted that his family will continue helping the district.
"My father will be with you, he will protect your interests as adeputy of Vinnitsa oblast council and I will do everything I can tomake your interests heard and supported at the legislation level,"said Poroshenko.
Proshenko Senior was running in the 16th district. His mainopponent was Oksana Kaletnik - niece of the Regions deputy HryhoriyKaletnik and a cousin of the head of the State Customs Service IhorKaletnik.
Last week Ukraine Voters Committee stated that Kaletnik is usingso-called pyramids for buying votes.
Two weeks ago one of the Poroshenko headquarters managers receivedthreats and was told to stop working for his candidate.
Thursday, the Central Election Commission cancelled theregistration of candidate Ruslan Demchak in district 18 (Vinnitsaoblast). Demchak was the main competitor of Hryhoriy Kaletnik.