Muluzi urges Nigeria to execute credible elections: Ex-Malawi leader leads Commonwealth observer group

Malawi former president Bakili Muluzi who is leading a 10-member Commonwealth Observer in Nigeria elections on Wednesday met incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan at State House and said the west African country should “set a good example” in conducting a credible elections.

Muluzi leads Commonwelth obsever mission in Nigeria: Addressing a news conference in Abuja

Muluzi leads Commonwelth obsever mission in Nigeria: Addressing a news conference in Abuja

Muluzi with President of Ghana, Mahamba who is also Ecowas chair, discussing Nogeria elections

Muluzi with President of Ghana, Mahamba who is also Ecowas chair, discussing Nogeria elections

Muluzi said their mandate is to observe and assess the pre-election period, activities on polling day and the post-election period.

“In our meeting with President Jonathan, we wanted his assuarance that the elections will be transparent, credible and peaceful,” said Muluzi.

“He assured us that after signing Peace AAccord with the opposition, all is being done to ensure peaceful and credible elections.

“We emphasised that Nigeria being a key player internationally,it has to set a good example in conducting credible elections,” he added.

Muluzi said the Commonwealth group will consider all factors relating to the credibility of the electoral processes.

“We will assess whether the elections are conducted according to the standards for democratic elections to which Nigeria has committed itself, including the constitutional framework and the other international commitments.

“As we undertake this assessment and conduct our duties, we will be objective, independent and impartial.”

Muluzi also said that the group would liaise with other observer missions in the country to “understand their experiences and exchange ideas and information”.

He added that the group would issue a statement shortly after the elections and a report would be submitted thereafter to the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

Muluzi, however, said that the group would “not take the risk” in deploying members to the North-Eastern part of the country due to security concerns.

He said that the group had met with the INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega to inform the commission of the preparations it had made for covering the elections.

According to him, the group will also meet with other relevant stakeholders in the coming days.

The commonwealth observer group is made up of ten members drawn from across the commonwealth community including current and former politicians, members of parliament and members of national electoral commissions.

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39 thoughts on “Muluzi urges Nigeria to execute credible elections: Ex-Malawi leader leads Commonwealth observer group”

  1. EDWARD MSUKU says:

    It feels good when sons of Malawi are being recognised. Do the job man Tcheya

  2. Cydrick Mgunda says:

    Proud of you Atcheya!!

  3. chilumba says:

    agama ndikuchitekete

  4. matombodya says:

    All the best Tcheya. I think if our past Presidents can be used positively like this, it would be good unlike the political bickering

  5. Once a leader always a leader
    Atcheya Woyeeeeee!

  6. Goodluck Jonasani says:

    Since the death of Daniel Phiri.Atcheya is very fit these days.No more back complaints these days.

  7. Wonder 28 says:

    No more disc pain since Bingu changed the worlds.At last no more back pains.If Bingu was alive bwenzi ali ku Joni bed.What proper advice can he give to Nigerians when he was to tamper with Malawi constitution for his unpopular third term.Akumenyanikoni ndi ma boko haram kumeneko.Leave the crooked Nigerians alone.

  8. Koma sometimes is better to stay idle than passing useless remarks

  9. baba says:

    A Tcheya am happy your back is back to normal now. Political back pain.

  10. Dr Bwampini says:

    Chairmasi you have no moral grounds to talk of credible elections when you yourself you are a master of rigging. In 1994 & 2004 you did that against the will of Malawians. All nyero is happening in this country its because of you. Without you imposing Bingu aka Daniel Phiri we wouldn’t have Mutharika dynasty! You imposed Bingu on us , Bingu picked a clueless woman in the name of Joyce Banda as running mate in 2009. Then he started running a campaign for this clueless president Pitara. When Daniel Phiri dropped dead in April 2012, Pitara because he was already obsessed with power tried to circumvent the rule of law. He changed Bingus name to Daniel Phiri , Pitara changed date of death , kumuthyola nthiti and flew the dead body to RSA all this in an attempt to maneuver to rule Malawi through coup. Thank heavens it failed miserably and Joyce Banda came to power. The clueless JB instead of successfully jailing this Pitara person and his mid night six cohorts , she was busy cashgating and global trotting. Then came back Pitara through courts managed elections. So you Muluzi you are the root of all this tudzi in Malawi. Through your imposition of Bingu , you have successfully created Mutharika dynasty which has led to rampant nepotism, tribalism and regionalism. Popanda iwe kulolera democracy in UDF then izi kunalibe. Now pano ufuna atupex katakhuta chipere chaku Thyolo kakhale ka VP. Zoona. Kodi ma banja angakwanise kulamulira Malawi ndi a Muluzi ndi Mutharika basi? Munadzetsa kugawikana kwa dziko a chair.

    Kumene muliko don’t allow someone to rig elections. Infact paja you are also very corrupt. Mukanthidwa ndi BOKO HARAAM

  11. Mtunda,chitekete,lupupa my icon ur real KING CHAKA ACHAIR salute!!!

  12. Pichi says:

    Kodi you are just making noise what did you want APM to send. Mai Mtilla? Where is she? Mkazi osakhala pakhomo timamutcha ndani kodi?

  13. Hardson says:

    Big up councerllor. Ndimamva kukoma ndikamamva za mkuru ameneyu ndithu.

  14. achair says:

    INE A CHAIR NDITHU AMANDIWAZA,NIKAMAWAONA KUMTIMAKU ……….ACHAIR YELLOW,ABINGU YELLOW,TONSEFE YELLO YELLOW YELLOW
    THOSE DAYS,TMAKUNYADILANI

  15. Kenzo says:

    Zoona munthu wankulu

  16. AMANGWETU says:

    mmmmm is Nigeria a north African country? zoona? Why then does it belong to ECOWAS. Kodi a Chair msana uja bwanji? Moti udasiyilatu kupweteka? Bakili Buluzi is a “big crook”. amene amanamizira matenda amsana koma asakudwala. “a big crook”. eeetu eeee.

  17. UBWINO OKHALA NDI NDALAMA ZOTENGA KU BOMA ZAULELE NDI UMENEWU, BASI APA MILANDU WAKE INATHA. SYSTEM YOLOWA MWANA WAKE MU BOMA LILILONSE PP + DPP, IKUTETEZA BAMBO AKE MILANDU.

  18. khumbaya says:

    Zauchitsiru basi. Muluzi nkukhala observer? Iyeyu anabela mavoti. Ndimunthuso woti amafuna kusintha constitution chifukwa cha umbombo kuti alamulirenso 3rd term. Osamangotumako a chisano bwanji anthu anzeru. Commonwealth, sadc, au ndi mbava zokhazokha. Pamene pabedwa mavoti, akumati it was free n’fair election hence nkutumizako the greatest mbava in muluzi. Pity n’ shame

  19. faggy phili says:

    Tchito zamaja ao a chair zikuapajila umboni

  20. Geoma says:

    Chair, mundu jwamkulungwa

  21. Chenda says:

    Malawi former president, Dr Bakili Muluzi is indeed knowlegdeable about the credibility of the electoral process and no doubt in his leading of the commisssion since he is after peace and unity. We should not forget that he was the first leader in this country to handle and to put in place democractic ruling, what more about transparent elections. Keep it up Mr former president!

  22. Patriot says:

    Tate ma masamu abodza (234+12=6578) walankhula.
    Kodi iyeyo anganene kuti ndi liti limene anapangapo zosabera mavoti kupatula 1994?

  23. Zangaphee kamphata says:

    I have all the hope in atcheya’s leadership abilities in these elections. He has always encouraged peace and coexistence in the world. Wishing atcheys all the best as you represent us there in west africa

  24. musa says:

    Bakili mumapasidwa ulemu ndi anthu anziko mwanu kupatikiza amaiko ena chifukwa chazintchito zanu.

  25. pooooo says:

    eheeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! kuchiteketeeeeeeeeeeee, kumtundaaaaaaaa. kkk osmangoti ee anakubala anzanga !! eeeee ife azimayiii!! aaa zachamba basi. Big man koma ameneyu. a Chair Woyeeeee

  26. Mzomera says:

    Bola Baba Muluzi akuchita zinthu zothandiza dziko lao ndi Africa yonse osati aja akungopanga zopanda pake ku USA aja chonsecho kuli kuthawa milandu ya cashgate.

  27. Chikadzakuwani says:

    Bravoooo Muluzi awa ndamuna akachita zeni zeni

  28. mapasa says:

    Iwe number 2 bwanji sanakusankhe iweyo. Panyapako. Acheya akuputa chani??????

  29. Frodo says:

    the man who single handedly destroyed Malawi. what an irony

  30. Boniface says:

    MULUZIS HEALTH HAS IMPROVED DRAMATICALLY I EVEN CANT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME HE WENT TO CHECK UP!BRAVO ATCHEYA!ATHEYA INE AMANDIWAZA,NDIPO SAMATUTUMUKA….BY LUCIUS BANDA

  31. chakuda says:

    Atcheya ndi dhilu!!! No one lyk him

  32. brutsha says:

    Koma Tcheya ndiwoseketsa kwabasi. She tells others on credible elections yet when he was president of Malawi wanted to rape the constitution for third term and presided over rigged elections. He formed the anti corruption bureau yet he was the architect of corruption in modern Malawi .
    Komanso sikuti ndikumufunira zoipa ayi; msana uja unasiya mlandu wa katangale unaiwalike.

  33. Shoes says:

    This commonwealth thing has benefits on us. We don’t get privilege out it

  34. proud parent says:

    Being a moslem himself I doubt if he can be impartial.

  35. abinte says:

    we lov u our former papa bakili muluzi

  36. Howard Kachipanda says:

    Koma a Commonwealth wo osatimvera chisoni kuti bambo wathuyo akudwala msana? Akufuna tivutike ndi matenda bambowo akabwera? Kapenatu mwina bambowo amangotiimba 1.7 ija ikangotchulidwa nkumabuula. Nanga wodwala msana ungavomere dala kukakwera ndege timipando ta 90 degrees tija nkumakagwira ntchito yolemetsa chonchi. Mufotokozatu a Chair. Komabe congrats, akudalirani. Koma musabwerere musanakumane ndi TB Joshua, muthandizike ndime yatsala yochepa iyi.

  37. akulu says:

    Munachila Pano a chair eti? Bakili lost elections to Gwanda in 2009 but he rigged that’s a fact and he knows it. U cant be a saint this time muluzi. Gud luck but we need our money u stole

  38. Machedzaawa says:

    Really,Malawi belongs to commonwealth??? Is it by name only or not??? Now for 101 lesson,
    the are the players, Britain, Australia, Canada and Newzealand. The rest of us are only mashaushi apa sadaka.You are nobody in their countries!!!!

  39. nkunthamasese says:

    A Chair omwewo kuti wa wa wa

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