By Duncan Kaonga
UTM members in the north have entrusted Dr. Moses Mlenga to lead the party as a regional governor after he came out on top at an election held in Mzuzu to replace Leonard Njikho who put down his tools recently after serving for the party for 2 years.
Moses Mulenga faced a stiff competition from compatriot Robson Chihaula Chaba but after the polls the former amassed 90 out of 153 votes against 64 to Chaba.
The newly elected regional governor, Dr. Mlenga assured the party zealots that he will strive to help the party grow and reach greater heights.
“I accept my new role in the party, now I need to work for the party on this position they have entrusted me with to make the party grow in the region,” said Mulenga
On her part, National Director of political affairs for UTM, Anita Kalinde applauded the delegates for a job well done during the elections.
“The election was conducted in a free and fair manner and we also managed to follow precaution measures by maintaining social distance in fear of the deadly corona virus pandemic,” Sadi Kalinde
Each district was represented at the election with every district sending 20 UTM delegate who were eligible to cast the vote.
In attendance was former North regional governor, Leonard Njikho who said he is still committed to the party.