UTM Party regional governor Njikho resigns

UTM Party Regional Governor for the Northern Region, Leonard Njikho, has  resigned from  his position for what he described  as  personal reasons.

Njikho: I have stepped down on personal reasons

Njikho confirmed to Nyasa Times that he has indeed stepped down from the position of regional governor but has not withdrawn his membership from UTM Party.

“I have resigned as a regional governor  but I remain an avid supporter and member of UTM Party,” he said.

Both UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga and  party secretary general  Patricia Kaliati confirmed the development in separate interviews.

Malunga said indeed Njikho resigned and the party accepted his decision on compassionate grounds.

“Njikho remains a UTM member but he asked to resign as regional governor because of family issues which he want to attend to,” said Malunga.

On her part, Kaliati said the deputy regional governor, David Botha, has taken over from Njikho in an acting capacity until August 12 2020 when the party will hold elections to fill  the vacant posts.

Njkho won the parliamentary seat in Mzuzu in 2014 as an independent candidate. He then joined the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) before  dumping the party  to join UTM which is led by State vice-president Saulos Chilima.

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mzika
10 months ago

I”m based in Mzuzu and i know Hon Njikho from some time back when he was part of Mafunde Party leadership, he is a freedom fighter . You can not talk of UTM or Tonse Alliance without Hon Leonard Njikho.
He and many more people used their own resources at the expense of their businesses to campaign for Dr Laz and Dr Chilima to be in Govt today.
And a sad story is that Hon Njikho lost his Son recently and he doesn’t deserve abusive comments, lets respect him

Wishing all the best comrade Njhikho

kanchenga
kanchenga
10 months ago
Reply to  mzika

Abusive comments regardless of his loss are flatly bad especially when we want to build a better Malawi. And a lot of people used their money not for Chakwera to be in government but get rid of the virus that was killing Malawi. That’s not the point. The point we should respect each other.

Phiri
Phiri
10 months ago

He has resigned out of frustration saying the North was just used.

Maiye
Maiye
10 months ago
Reply to  Phiri

Utesi iwe tamumva speach take wati he’s still a UTM and in tonse alliance has just resigned from the position he had in UTM as a governor.

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
10 months ago

Very true komanso iwe walakwtsa first word yo.

Kwenga mwazembo
Kwenga mwazembo
10 months ago

Soon mumva kuti amasakha kukakhala ambassador. Amuuzakuti apange zimezo

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
10 months ago

Ndiye Pali vuto?

CULTURE
CULTURE
10 months ago

Ambasador munthu wosaphunzira?

Gawanizanuzokha Mc. Ben
Gawanizanuzokha Mc. Ben
10 months ago

zake izo. awona mmene apangile hiyaaaa.

Mombera University Lecturer
Mombera University Lecturer
10 months ago

The northerners have been used and dumped. Phuma and Kutengeka too much

Mbulo
Mbulo
10 months ago

Tinawauza koma kutengeka..

Katundu
Katundu
10 months ago

My brother these people fight to the last drop of their blood. They don’t worship people. They survive their own way. That’s how blessed they are

The Sniper
The Sniper
10 months ago
Reply to  Katundu

Katundu, you are right! I’m not a Tumbuka but I have been with these guys! They are so proud of how they handle themselves! I like that, this
is what DPP and UDF didn’t want by grabbing the chindongondo on their neck thinking they have done with the North Korea! Chakwera punched them by his last knockout!

Kumudzi
Kumudzi
10 months ago

Anyanyala udindo simunawapatse??

MMalawi
MMalawi
10 months ago
Reply to  Kumudzi

family issues…mwina ufumu. osamakhala negative al the time

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