Centre for Democracy calls national unity rally: ‘Tool for a peaceful Malawi’

Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiative (CDED) has called for a national unity mass rally where all political party leaders including the State President  Peter Mutharika should attend to address Malawians on peaceful coexistence regardless of political affiliation.

Namiwa adnd officials at news conference

Addressing the media in Lilongwe on Wednesday, CDEDI interim chairperson Silvester Namiwa emphasized that the rally is very vital at the time when the country is facing numerous violent acts because of political differences.

“It is a fact that the current political impasse has claimed lives of our fellow countrymen when politics is supposed to be a game of ideas and nothing less. It is disheartening that in this day and age, people should die because of political conflict.A life lost due to politics is one too many and we cannot afford to lose many more,” said Namiwa.

He also added that through the rally, the leaders will also prepare their followers on the outcome of the May 21 poll case which is in the constitutional court.

UTM president Dr Sailors Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera dragged the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to court for failure to run the elections citing many irregularities and fraud.

A panel of five high Court judges is hearing the case which its ruling is expected early next year.

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and other like-minded peace building institutions and individuals should join join CDEDI in mobilizing the nation to stage a National Unity Mass Rally, according to Namiwa.

“CDEDI, anticipates that leaders will use this platform to appeal to their followers and youth supporters to accept the court judgment and desist from any attempts to disturb the countrys cherished peace and unity.

“We also make a passionate appeal to the clergy to take a lead in fostering peace, unity and reconciliation. This can be done by way of holding inter-denominational prayers to pray for the country,” he said.

Added Namiwa: “Let us hastily, remind Dr. Chakwera, Dr. Chilima and Prof. Mutharika that Malawi is bigger than any individual. Additionally a good leader is tolerant, forgiving and believes in peace and unity. Leaders that are not ready to forgive and move on after the judgment do not have space in the modern day Malawi.”

He further called on the youth to accept the judgment the way it comes.

“These leaders we have today are just warming those seats for us! We should therefore strive to be good leaders. We should say no to any political master who thinks he or she is bigger than this country. No nation ever developed with a divided people who are ready to hack one another as and when it pleases them,” said Namiwa.

Following post elections demonstrations led by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), PAC and former president Bakili Muluzi have been holding mediation talks between the rights activists, opposition party leaders and president Mutharika.

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Joloza Kapokola
Joloza Kapokola
1 year ago

Who are these motherfuckers? These must be fuckn opportunists formed by DPP. They know a dark cloud has fallen

mwana mlomwe
mwana mlomwe
1 year ago

But the problems is we all know what happened during elections and we have hope that the judgement will come accordingly without fear and favour hence your plea has to go to the judges as well because that is where our pillow is any mess from there that is the end of Malawi take it or leave it.

TRUETH
1 year ago
Reply to  mwana mlomwe

We all truly know what happened with elections. CDED and PAC don’t you know the root cause for political fights in country. It has been long time you talking Malawians for ride, unity has disappeared in Malawi even Munthalika should know this. People know the truth so let the court rule by trying playing games with peoples mind Malawi will burn. Malawi will be ungovernable.

No Retreat, Hardcore Nyikaland Soldier

Tell your fuckedup Mulhako president and Jane Asnah to step down. Peter Hitler Mutharika has used his tribe in the name of DPP cadets to unleash terror on unarmed Malawians. He has divided Malawians more further by stealing our votes through Jane Asnah. Each time we call for peaceful demonstrations he destabilise it by injecting the DPP cadets in our peaceful match to loot and destroy properties. This is intended to give him excuse and massacre millions of other tribes. Peter Hitler Mutharika is maniac and the Osama Bin Laden of Malawi. What kind of a president who arm the… Read more »

Nyaphapi One
1 year ago

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mananjalo
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyaphapi One

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