Amon Nkhata, Alex Major loses MCP Primaries as Jai Bonongwe carries the day

As the opposition Malawi Congress Party continues its primary elections to elect representatives for the party in next year’s General election, Monday’s results has seen two notable incumbent MP lose the primaries.

The primaries in Kasungu West  were of great interest as two incumbent MPs  were contesting . The results at the primaries were : Jailos Bonongwe  got 411 votes, Amon Nkhata got 85 , Makaka got 2 , Alex Major got 8 , Jendalala got 6 and Princilla got 7.

Amon Nkhata

The incumbent for the area Alex Major was also the major casualty as the people in the area decided not to give him another mandate. Nkhata was a Member of Parliament for Kasungu Central. However he choose to try his luck  in Kasungu West this time – in what many people thought was a strategic decision to pave way for Sam Kandondo Banda to go for Kasungu Central.