Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Regional Governor for the North Kenneth Sanga on Saturday won the party’s primary elections in Mzuzu City Constituency.
Sanga saw off competitor Magret Mwanza who pulled out of the race after voting was conducted at one centre.
At the first centre, Mwanza got 12 votes against Sanga’s 607 and she decided to pull out saying she did not visit many areas so it was better for her not to continue with the race.
After voting was completed at all centres, Sanga amassed 2,373 votes.
Presiding officer for the primaries Mariam Chimbalanga who is also the director of women in the central region said the polls were free and fair.
“We have witnessed free and fair elections as Sanga and councilors in the city’s wards went unopposed,” said Chimbalanga.
Sanga was happy following his victory and thanked people in the constituency for trusting him to stand as an MP for the city.
“I feel quite humbled and very happy indeed. I don’t take this for granted,” he said.
He added that if elected as Mzuzu City MP next year he will facilitate the construction of new health centres in the city in order to decongest Mapale Health Centre and Mzuzu Central Hospital.
“Secondly, our president wants every road in the city to be upgraded and to have a civic center, primary schools, and an International airport,” said Sanga.
The ruling party has so far held primary elections for members of parliament and ward councilors in 31 constituencies in the Northern Region. Next week the party will be on Likoma Island to finalise the process.