Muluzi appeals for calm in Nigeria: Leads Commonwealth observer Group

Malawi former president Bakili Muluzi who is leading a Commonwealth Observer Group has appealed to Nigerians to remain calm following Saturday’s postponement of the general elections from February to March and April.

Dr Bakili Muluzi, Chairperson of Commonwealth Observer Group (centre left) and other Commonwealth observers meet Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission

Dr Bakili Muluzi, Chairperson of Commonwealth Observer Group (centre left) and other Commonwealth observers meet Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission

Muluzi meets Nigeria opposition candidate Buhari

Muluzi meets Nigeria opposition candidate Buhari

Muluzi meet stakeholder in Nigeria elections

Muluzi meet stakeholder in Nigeria elections

Muluzi made the appeal on Monday when he and other Commonwealth observers met Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission. They also met presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, diplomats and members of civil society organisations.

“We have requested to meet President Goodluck Jonathan,” said Muluzi, who appealed to all stakeholders to remain calm and patient and to give the electoral body the support it needs to deliver the important elections.

The election commission said it moved the poll date because troops needed to protect polling stations were being deployed to fight Boko Haram.

“Soon after our arrival, we were informed of the decision taken by the Chairman of INEC to postpone these elections by six weeks in light of the security situation facing Nigeria. We understand and respect this decision, taken in difficult circumstances,” Muluzi said.

Muluzi said they look forward to the rescheduled elections taking place on 28 March, “to enable the people of Nigeria to exercise their democratic right.”

He said: “The Commonwealth Observer Group encourages the relevant authorities to do their utmost to ensure the safety and security of all citizens and deliver the conditions which are conducive for a peaceful and credible poll.”

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari from the APC is challenging incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, who heads the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in the upcoming elections in what looks set to be a tight race between the two.

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33 thoughts on “Muluzi appeals for calm in Nigeria: Leads Commonwealth observer Group”

  1. Cimenti says:

    Atcheya, you have really earned your credentials as an international diplomat for peace by, inter alia, encouraging peace in this country. And what you are doing ther in Nigeria can only enhance your credentials. Congrats and keep it up!

  2. losco says:

    Kuchiteketee!!!

  3. musa says:

    palibe chikukuzana ndi mipingo

  4. pansi says:

    A Tcheya, mukukwanira, mumakwanira, now you are indeed ‘ International Political Engineer’ We Pray for Wisdom from Above and as you lead you CW group and promote unity in Nigeria. Best wishes from us who love peace and Unity in our beloved Africa..

  5. yale says:

    Achakulungwa sopano

  6. MCP GVT says:

    Acheyaaa. Now u r a wise political engeneer. But tikakhuta tisamakambe za azitumiki a Mulungu. Jst comment.

  7. Ineyo says:

    Mnsana wachira? Titsegulenso mlandu bwanji a Tcheya?

  8. de' Morgan says:

    A Chalume!!!! Smart yokhayo, eeeee!!!! ndikawawatu. Anyamata apa town satekeseka asaaaaa!!!!

  9. marko says:

    KODI AMPANDO AKUTALKER CHINYANJA KAPENA CHIYAO CHIFUKWA NDIKAONESESA MEMENO NDI ISLAMIC STATE YOKHAYOKHA EASTERN REGION ACHALUME…MANGOCHI,MACHINGA,BALAKA NDI LIWONDE .BOKO HARAM ILOWA M’BOMA KU NIGERIA ACHINA JOSHUA AZIZAPANGA MA PREDICTIONS KU MALAWI KUNKUNO AMVEKERE MENE NDAONERA DZULO KUKKHALA NJALA YAYIKULU CHAKA M’MADERA ENA AKE MAKAMAKA CHA KUMUSI UKU KU NSANJE NDI LOWER SHIRE CHIKHWAWA (DPP NAME WHICH WAS ENDORSED TO GAIN MASS POPULARITY IN BIG KAHUNA ERA)ANYAMATA KUPANGA MA PREDICTIONS TCHALITCHI MUDZINA LA BABA.

  10. papa says:

    m’nyamata wa ku tawoni

  11. commmander says:

    Chair woyee

  12. mdala says:

    Achair sopano,kumeneko ndiye kukula.Anyamata a pa town.

  13. Jamesmaonga says:

    I Lyk that!! Mr mpando.

  14. Jamesmaonga says:

    Lyk that

  15. Bigman munthu waMulungu says:

    TB JOSHUA IS A MAN SENT FROM GOD.HE SPEAKS WHEN GOD SPEAKS & IF GOD IS QUITE HE WILL ALSO BE QUITE. .MIND YOU HE’S NOT A WITCHDOCTOR KUTI AZINGOLALAMUKA ANY HOW. UNLESS YOU ARE ONE OF THE SATANISTS THEN YOU CAN SAY ANY KIND OF NOSENSE AGAINST HIM. LONG LIVE TBJ. PEACEFUL NIGERIA ELECTIONS. AMEN

  16. Hardson says:

    Chair ndi Big big up thje prezdent of the republic of Malawi for so supportive to the achair appointments. Mr Professor you are indeed the “Professor.” Achair continue doing what is the best you are briliant.

  17. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Anyamata a pa tawuni.

  18. Think Tank says:

    the chair is bringing much needed forex. The longer it takes,the more he earns and generates for RBM. Evidence of how valuable ex can help if we give them value and respect.

  19. chemembe says:

    Joshua failed To predict that disaster which claimed lots of lives within his compound.Akakhala a CHAIR ndie satekeseka ngakhala agalunu mudzikuwakuwa.Ndi mnyamata wa pa toen amene uja

  20. Justice says:

    TB Joshua failed to predict the fall of his own guest house and you expect him to predict about Nigeria as a whole!!

  21. Wamakala says:

    A Chair is very smart…! He has made himself key and very relevant in global politics and diplomacy…. unlike Amayi. Go Chair and represent billions of the Commonwealth population. Awuze nzeru maNigerians – amadzimva amenewa… Asaaah!!

  22. cbk says:

    @ tawona bewula.ukuona munthu akuyenda nde ukufusa chani?umasangalala amadwala muja?chinyezi m bafa.

  23. MONI says:

    @ Tawona, mumafuna asachile adzingodwalabe moyo wawo onse? Ufiti otamba masana, osafunira wina kuchira kumatenda. Inu simunadwalepo mkuchira?

  24. Bigman says:

    A muluzi don’t bring us Boko Haram mwamva inu

  25. Ndendeuli says:

    A Beula nkhani siya ma disk. Bwnji mmalimbana ndi Tcheya kukamwa kwako

  26. TAWONA BEWULA says:

    A Muluzi ma disk anachila?

    1. Chemtukanika says:

      Demeti. Ma disk ga anganga wenu?A Chair timakunyadirani.You are The Great Political Engineer.

      1. TAWONA BEWULA says:

        Shupit. Mbabva nonse

  27. The Brother leader Ahmad jamahirya juma says:

    Atcheya ameneo

  28. Ufulu says:

    Joshua spoke on 9 February. He is seeing dark rain over Naija. There will be disagreement but after that Nigeria will prevail. He called on Nigerians to pray for their country, for “sweet” democracy.

    1. Mphwache wa Bingu says:

      TB Joshua hasn’t predicted anything. There is already darkness in Nigeria and anybody with a sound mind can see that. So stop this nonsense of prophesising the obvious. This man never prophesised Boko Haram in the first place. The world is on fire with Boko Haram, isil and al quaeda affiliated groups so be rational Mr Joshua

  29. Edwin Nkhoma says:

    TB Joshua, predict coz u a man of god, what will happen in your home land either before or after these elections? God, have mercy in Nigeria

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