Commonwealth hails Muluzi for Nigeria observer mission

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has commended  former Malawian president, Bakili Muluzi, for “ably” leading the Commonwealth Observer Group in Nigeria elections which were won by Muhammadu Buhari defeating president Goodluck Jonathan.

Muluzi with Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari

Muluzi with Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari

In a letter to Muluzi dated April 1, 2015, Sharma said Muluzi through “exemplary leadership” has shown deep commitments to promote Commonwealth’s fundamental political values.

“Your eminence as an African statesman greatly raised the profile of the group and provided with exceptional access to national and regional leaders,” Sharma noted.

Commonwealth secretary general stated that he was “pleased” that Muluzi’s leadership ensured the group collaborated well with heads of mission of African Union, Ecowas, EU and UN ensuring that messages were “harmonised especially during tense periods.”

He also commended Muluzi and the Commonwealth group for encouraging the political parties to accept results of the elections and contest any dispute not in the streets but peacefully through a due process of the law.

Sharma said Commonwealth “stands ready to support Nigeria in post-election phase.”

Muluzi said the group’s mandate was to observe and consider all aspects of the electoral process to see if the elections were credible and transparent.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, Muluzi commended Nigerians and major stakeholders in the electoral process for demonstrating patience and maturity during the electoral process.

“Full credit for the peaceful conduct of the elections must go, most of all, to the people of Nigeria.

“The Commonwealth Observer Group would like to commend the members of staff of INEC and polling officials, the security services, domestic and other international observers for the dedication and commitment they displayed.

“We commend the contribution made by the National Youth Service Corps and tertiary students.

“These young men and women showed dedication, creativity and courage in helping to deliver a transparent electoral process,” he said.

He also commended INEC for the introduction of biometric Permanent Voter Cards for the polls.

The ten-member Commonwealth Observer Group was invited to observe Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Read  Interim Statement in full online: thecommonwealth.org/media/news/nige…-observer-group

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36 thoughts on “Commonwealth hails Muluzi for Nigeria observer mission”

  1. kennedy kuntenga says:

    Atcheya mumakwana kwambiri, may the lord continue blessing you. Malawian and the whole world will respect you for your work keep it up.

    yele ni ikusosegwa achalume awonecheje pa gulu

  2. macd says:

    bola atcheya mtima unamphwa pano ndiyesa akugonako mtima uli pansi…watsala abiti sichinamuphwe kaya sosi nde ali kuti ku joweni osamuyitanako

  3. Tragga says:

    Mavuto ako ndi angati?

  4. Van Jay-Kay says:

    Zilibwino

  5. Mr. B says:

    Congratulations to A Chair for sure but let us recognize the incumbent president professor APM for allowing to work together with the former president. This is good for mother Malawi and please keep it up. Abwana Muluzi ndi munthu wodzichepetsa kwambiri komanso APM got leadership skills.

  6. Namiasi says:

    Kodi a chair nsana uja mudachila?

  7. zachisoni says:

    Mwendo unasiya kupweteka eti

  8. Gutepo Mphwinyo says:

    kukhalatu koma uku a chachanda kusiyana ndi zija mumapangazi zotibera ndi kutichindira azikazi athu

  9. Mike siliya says:

    Comment. ameneyo ndiye chair yemwe ndimamdziwa bwino, achair sanama! kuchitekete

  10. heyhaters says:

    mumakwana achair

  11. heyhaters says:

    now i know you are indeed a political engineer. Aliponso wina?

  12. Pwiyapwiya says:

    Long live ATCHEYA timakukondani may God continue keeping u health and safe…Thus uniqueness of u mjomba wetu…u like peace….Congrants….

  13. chemembe says:

    Lipupa!!Kuchitekete,!!Achalume!!!You were my President.Thanx To APM for the support he is giving To Muluzi

  14. phwado says:

    Msana uja udapoladi!

  15. A Thini says:

    Kodi ma Disc aja anachira eti?

  16. monya says:

    political engineer

  17. Mundali says:

    A muluzi zabwino zonse may God guide you always.

  18. nyaka1 says:

    Munthu wankulu hopefully he does not make himself a faded jean, h behaves in a mature manner and handles ishuz professional and diplomatic, congrats Muluzi

  19. Chitonombe says:

    Bakili plus malawi on the map.lyolyolyo!!!

  20. Malawi is My Ground Zero says:

    Proud of you senhor. We make mistakes in life and learn from those moments we goofed to become better people. Your life story is a must read, Muluzi. You have become an institution, a go-to statesman, a fountain of wisdom on the African continent. Well done indeed.

  21. mikongoni says:

    Obasanjo rose against Jonasan and he succed, Muluzi rose against Bingu and failed.

  22. Wopondaponda says:

    you are a great man, Malawi is proud of you.

  23. Ambuje says:

    Mjomba akamwire masengo tukwapopelela kuti nlugu wape umi wejinji. Tukusengwa nawo ambuje! Wawojo walume basi mpaka achina boko haram kutama sii ngasokonesya kkkkk Well done a Chair we are proud of you ! We love you!

  24. jahman says:

    ulemu wanu munthu wamkulu

  25. Mbundumali says:

    I like this ‘KUCHITEKETE’

  26. Chinthumwananga says:

    Congratulations Bwana President. You’ve made us proud.

  27. Kwima says:

    Aslm alikum gays

  28. chikoya says:

    A CHAIR TSOPANO. GOOD KWA GOOD.

  29. Edson pagonegone says:

    Amenewo ndi a chair sachepera.

  30. chejali says:

    Cheir ukuyitha anawawo

  31. Nasani says:

    Muthu wakulu kwambili mukuitha timakunyadilani atcheya ?

  32. Shushe says:

    Malawians are people with great potential.

  33. AMUNA says:

    BAKILI MULUZI, THE FATHER AND FOUNDER OF DEMOCRACY IN MALAWI, WOYEEE! WELL DONE A CHAIR.

  34. Mack says:

    U are askilled man,kaya wina afune kaya asafune ku Nigeria mwaitha basi.keep it up kapoloma boy

  35. Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono says:

    Kudos to Muluzi for ably leading the commonwealth observer mission

  36. wagwanayo says:

    Well done Bakili

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