Chakwera will accept election outcome: MCP won’t back DPP post-election violence

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has said its presidential hopeful Dr Rev Lazarous Chakwera would accept the result of the May 20 elections, even if they don’t go his way and would not back post-election violence.

MCP spokeswoman Dr Jessie Kabwila told Nyasa Times that  Chakwera will be committed to move forward and he has to accept the result if it is conducted in a free and fair manner.

Kabwira said Chakwera will accept” the will of the people delivered in a free and fair election.”

Chakwera: Will accept the outcome

Chakwera: Will accept the outcome

Kabwila:  MCP is peaceful

Kabwila: MCP is peaceful

She said MCP is a peaceful party which do not believe in violence and said any party plotting post-election violence should be ashamed.

Kabwira was quick to put on record that looking at what is on the ground, MCP is confident to win the elections.

“Just go in villages you will see yourself the support MCP enjoys. We don’t give hand-outs but people love the MCP for the sake of love while some go to the rallies of other political parties expecting to receive something,” said Kabwira.

She nonetheless said Chakwera would “unhesitatingly” accept the results of the elections and urged other parties to take the same approach.

There are reports that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP0 of Prof. Peter Mutharika is contemplating causing public disorder should President Joyce Banda and the governing People’s Party (PP) win on May 20.

DPP secretary general Dr Jean Kalilani has already publically condemned the electoral process as “a sham”, citing numerous irregularities, from an alarmingly flawed electoral roll to the enduring political bias in the state media.

At least 7 million Malawian are expected to cast their vote on Tuesday May 20 with polls for parliament and local government also on the ballot.

Various church groups continue to hold prayer sessions ahead of the anticipated election.

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