Agness NyaLonje pulls out of UTM Primaries: To announce next step soon

Written by  Patricia Mtungila-MEC STRINGER

Member of  Parliament for Mzimba North Agness NyaLonje  has withdrawn from participating in the UTM primary elections which are slated for January 3, 2019  across the Country.


NyaLonje, who officially joined  UTM in October  this year, made the communication through a WhatsApp message that she sent to the UTM Regional Governor for the North Leonard Njikho.

The message made available to MEC Stringer reads: “Dear,  Hon  Regional Governor (North), I wish to inform you that I will not be  contesting  in the UTM Primary Elections for Mzimba North Constituency. I hope the Party selects a  candidate with a track record of integrity.”

When asked to explain her decision, NyaLonje only said that she would soon communicate her next step.

When contacted, Njikho confirmed NyaLonje’s withdrawal but could also not cite any reasons for the female MP’s decision.

“Honourable NyaLonje has indeed sent me a WhatsApp message saying that she is not contesting in the UTM Primary Elections that are scheduled to take place on the  3rd of January and she has wished the candidates that will contest all the best.  She has not put up any other reason,” said Njikho.

Political parties  in the country are in a rush to  wind up their primaries and position themselves for victory in  the  Tripartite Elections on May 21, 2019.

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