The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has urged political leaders to work together and avoid divisive politics so as to serve Malawians effectively and build the country.
MCP’s parliamentary financial spokesperson Joseph Njobvuyalema made the call when he spoke in Kasungu West on Saturday where the party held a rally.
The party has been labelling the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government illegitimate with claims that it rigged the May 20 Tripartite elections.
“There are different systems how one gets into government and after this one was sworn in, our leadership thought it wise that we move on peacefully.
“This time we want to help to build Malawi, we want to help build the economy that’s why we are no longer interested in pursuing anything to do with the elections,” he said.
Njobvuyalema said the party’s interest and concern is only the welfare of the people.
He asked the leaders to tone down their political rhetoric and instead engage in constructive ways that would benefit the people who require their services.
Njobvuyalema said MCP realises that no meaningful development would be realised through mere talks but by together focusing on ways of alleviating the living standards for all Malawians.
Currently, MCP the country’s first post-independence ruling party . is holding rallies in constituencies where it has Members of Parliament.
“We want people in the rural areas to know our position after the elections, we will tirelessly fight for what is best to them. We want their lives to transform,” he said.
MP for the area Alex Meja said the current MCP want to bring sanity to Malawi politics.
“We would want to do a different style of politics. We don’t want to divide the country but to be noble servants of the people,” he said.
The outcome of the presidential results was mired in controversy amid allegations of rigging and confusion over how the Malawi Electoral Commission should have proceeded in the wake of conflicting court rulings on vote counting.
The results of the vote were announced on 30 May, minutes after the High Court refused a last-ditch attempt to block their release and allow time for a recount.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :