MP Njikho wins UTM primaries


A week after UTM polls in Mzuzu city ended in chaos, the party held the elections yesterday where incumbent legislator Leonard Njikho emerged winner.

Njikho triumphed over Justice Chimaliro but another contestant Alexander Mwakikunga withdrew from the race saying he will stand on an independent ticket.

Malawi Electoral Commission employees presided over the primary poll.

Speaking after he was declared winner, Njikho said he was happy with the victory and is confident he will win the 2019.

“People still have trust in me that’s why you see multitude of supporters behind me. I am confident I will be the first MP to defend my Parliamentary seat here in the city of Mzuzu,” said Njikho.

In his remarks, sent best wishes to Njikho saying he will do better next time.

“This is my first time to compete and my first time as well to join active politics, I know I will do better next time, I wish Hon Leonard Njikho well as a UTM member we will work together to the general elections,” he said.

Njikho won the 2014 elections as an Independent candidate before joining ruling Democratic Progressive Party DPP and deflected to join UTM end of 2018.