Supporters of UTM parliamentary candidate for Blantyre City West Steve Mikaya celebrate after their candidate triumphed in the party's primaries held at MDC Ground in Chilomoni on Thursday.

In Blantyre City West, the battle lines were drawn between Steven Mikaya and Biggles Katenga Kaunda.

It was apparent the election would swing in Mikaya’s favour going by the large number of supporters who came to offer him support.

Mikaya’s followers lined up in an endless queues and sensing the ever-growing number of supporters from the rival camp, Kaunda looking defeated gave up and swiftly left the venue, MDC Ground in Chilomoni, before the results were announced.

In a brief interview with Kulinji, he accepted results of the primaries admitting that is what a competition is all about.