Accept court verdict , or challenge it peacefully, constitutionally – Bishop

The influential Catholic Church in the country have called on Malawians to accept the Constitutional Court ruling on the presidential elections case or challenge such outcome through “peaceful and constitutional mechanisms”.

Bishop Ryan: Abide by the rule of law

The country is  waiting for a day of judgment in the historic presidential elections case either this month or early February.

Bishop John Ryan of Mzuzu Diocese of the Catholic Church noted that as  the country await the court ruling, it  faces serious threats to peace and unity, but urged the citizenry to abide by the rule of law.

“As the Bishops of the church our stand is that we need to accept whatever  the courts decide becase it is essential to respect the rule of law,” said Bishop Ryan at St Augustine Church in Mzuzu during this year’s children’s festival known as the Feast  of Epiphany.

The Bishop appealed, “In the event that the court ruling does not go in your favour, accept it or challenge the outcome through peaceful and constitutional mechanisms.”

Bishop Ryan  urged Malawians to “desist from any acts of violence or harassment aimed at instilling fear in others.”

He said all Malawians need to respect the rule of law.

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera are seeking the nullification of the May 21 2019 presidential elections that re-elected President Peter Mutharika.

The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) —a panel of five judges: Justice Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo—are  faced with making the most momentous decision any Malawian court has ever made.

The ruling is expected either this month or early February.

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Malawi belong to the citizens.

What made the citizens to be angry with the electoral commission?It will depend on how the 5 judges give their judgement.If the judgement is good peace will come,if the judgement is bad no peace.

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
2 years ago

One can see marked differences between the messages of the Bishops and that of Rev. Ntondo. The Bishop is preaching peace while Ntondo is militant..

The Great Prophet Baruch

‘Musamunamizire Mulungu’. The only acceptable outcome is FRESH ELECTIONS. And again in the criminal history of mankind, there has never been change without VIOLENCE.

2 years ago

Let democracy win the case than crooks

Mateyu salijeni
2 years ago


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