KARONGA-(MaraviPost)-Barely some hours before the UTM party hold its first primaries elections across the country, disagreements have emerged in Karonga district between the District Executive Committee, Karonga North West Constituency Executive Committee members and the aspirants over the eligible area Committee.

The bone of contention is that the Constituency Chairperson refused to release names of all Area Committee members to the District Governor.

The names were requested by UTM NEC who wanted to verify ahead of primaries.

This did not go well with the aspirants both Councillors and MPs who are accusing Felix Katwafu Mwakaila as coining with the Constituency Chairperson of planning to rig elections.

On some areas the committee is comprised of three members of one family which is also disputed.

This reporter understand that the party will hold its primary elections on 3 January, 2019 [today].

Some of the notable people contesting for the position of MP in Karonga north west constituency include Felix Katwafu, Lusubilo Kamwambi, Mr Kabvina.

On the position of councilor former Chairperson of Karonga District Council Mr Kisyombe is contesting against several others.

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