Gullible prophets have no role in electoral process

Everything being equal, Malawians, and Malawians alone, will decide on May 20 who to send to the State House as their President and it is basic knowledge that this will only be known for fact after that date.

It is, therefore, confounds our imagination at Nyasa Times to hear a cacophony of competing voices by gullible tricksters, operating under the rather ubiquitous name of prophets, trying to confuse Malawians, using the Word of God and cheat in broad daylight that the Almighty has shown them who the winner of the presidential election will be after May 20.

To begin, you would think that since all these prophesies by these conmen are ostensibly coming from one God, there would be harmony in their futuristic visions of our next President and they would all settle for one name.

But alas! The names that God has allegedly revealed to these tricksters are as many as the presumptive presidential candidates themselves, making us wonder with awe whether we would have as many presidents at the State House.

What is at play here is gullibility which has never been in short supply in Malawi, never mind that this time it is coming from unfamiliar source: the Church. It is, after all, campaign harvest time and everybody wants to reap where they did not sow and men in the collar do not want to be outdone and be left out of the gravy train.

Yet this is confusion that must not be allowed to reign in Malawi. We would like to remind these conmen that elections times are sacred and what is at stake is a nation trying to chart its future and that of its children by ultimately picking and choosing who to entrust with power.

The last thing Malawians want, therefore, is a group of slovenly lazy individuals trying to earn an extra buck by aligning themselves with presidential candidates and shamelessly proclaim them winners of an election whose polling booths have not yet even opened.

Rather, Malawians want to hear from these candidates to decide who has a batter deal for them and their children for the next five years.

When all is said and done, you would think the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) would take up such issues for the damage that these self appointed prophets inflict to the whole electoral processes when no one has assigned them to be pollsters.

But at times MEC’s priorities can be upside down yet somebody has got to stop this nonsense, somehow.

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