Chiputula CCAP Church members in Mzuzu have been advised to be civilized and keep discipline in every aspect of electioneering if the 2014 polls are to be free and fair.
Chiputula CCAP Church Parish Minister the Reverend Isaiah Mhone said this on Tuesday ahead of the polls Malawi will host on May 20 in 2014.
The Reverend Mhone was responding to a question as to what the church was doing considering the fact that most of the people that are involved in the malpractices are church members.
The man of God said while the church encourages Christians to attend political parties’ meetings and listen to their manifestos to have the right to a wider choice of responsible candidates, they should desist from acts of hooliganism and keep discipline to preserve life and property.
Said Reverend Mhone who is also the youth advisor for Mzuzu presbytery : “ As church, we suggest that association with good groupings and attending to candidates that have good points are the two areas we feel a Christian can help fight the malpractices.”.
On his part, Frazer Chunga who is Chiputula CCAP church deputy session clerk said observing tolerance and being sober minded when attending political meetings was the only way to defuse chaos at such functions.
Mean-while, the two church leaders said the only way the church members could vote effectively is when they are registered.
Registration process in Northern Region is yet to start because currently the exercise is taking place in Phalombe, Machinga and other Southern Region districts.