Lilongwe City Mayor Desmond Bikoko has pledged to support Grace Kwelepeta, Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate for Zomba Malosa.

This has put to rest rumours that Bikoko will contest as an independent candidate for the constituency.

Speaking at a Press Conference in Zomba today Bikoko said he was not contesting to avoid dividing the DPP votes between him and Kwelepeta.

“We are all President Peter Mutharika’s children, and dividing the votes would give a chance to another political party to win the parliamentary seat for this constituency,” said Bikoko.

Bikoko pulled out of the primary elections at the 11th hour following disagreement that erupted over number of areas.

The Lilongwe City Mayor days later pulled out of frontline politics but he hinted that he will remain a member of the ruling DPP.

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