Government says Malawians should be assured of peace after election case ruling

Government has assured Malawians of peace and unity as the country is waiting for   the Constitutional Court to deliver its ruling in the Presidential elections case.

Botomani: Malawians should not be worried about possible unrest

Minister of Information, Mark Botomani said government has already shown its commitment to peace during presidential election case hearing.

“It is the belief of Government that all parties involved in the case shall exercise statesmanship to let the Constitutional Court work professionally based on evidence, facts and law. Government has already shown its commitment to peace during the entire Presidential Election case hearing,” said Botomani in a statament.

Botomani, who is official government spokesman, further said: “As one way of demonstrating a gesture of peace, His Excellency the President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has met leaders of the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and has reiterated his willingness to meet all parties involved in the Presidential Election Case despite their lack of interest to do so.”

The statement further assured Malawians and all people living in Malawi that all security agencies will be on high alert during this period, including after judgement, to ensure that peace and calm continue to prevail in the country.

Government also condemned the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) for promoting violence and hate speech referring to remarks made by MCP’s Director of Youth Richard Chimwendo Banda.

During a Political rally in Dowa, Banda asked the police to be ready for anything come the judgement day and that they should ‘bid farewell to their families in advance’.

“The official spoke to intimidate judges who are hearing the Presidential Election case to determine the case in a particular way. We would like to urge the public to desist from interfering with the court process and being seen to influence the outcome of the Presidential Election case.

All Malawians must be mindful of the fact that the Presidential Election case is also sub-judice,” said Botomani in a statement who further commended a panel of five Judges who are hearing the case for declaring that the ruling will not be influenced by public opinion.

In the Presidential election case, Opposition Political Parties MCP and UTM Party are challenging the outcome of May Presidential elections in which Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared President Peter Mutharika as a winner.

The Constitution court is expected to deliver the ruling before February next year.

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madandu174
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madandu174

Mr Botoman, if you recall the recent speech by your boss and what you’re saying it just shows you guys lucky honest and you are not there to save Malawians. NDITHU DZANJA LALEMBA

Kite
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Kite

Change never minds it just comes – 36 days to go.

Maliseche
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Maliseche

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

I hope you have started packing! ….NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!

Jose
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Jose

Thanks minister this is what people expect from you not challenging msundwe HMRC report.Bravo what people want is peace and security after ruling frame your messaging surrounding this people will like to listen to you because you are talking what they want to here from you.establish a research communication or engage the research unit on messaging.Thanks.God bless.

STOP
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STOP

TIME UP! HOW COULD A PRESIDING OFFICER WHO OVERSEE THE ELECTIONS DURING THE DAY CHANGED WITH ANOTHER PERSON TO COME IN THE EVENING JUST TO COUNT VOTES. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN MOST CENTERS IN THE SOUTHERN REGION OF MALAWI. AND BOTOMAN WHAT DO YOU SAY? THOSE THAT JUST COMMENT READ THE REASONS FOR NULLIFYING MANGOCHI CASE, AND THIS HAPPENED IN MANY POLLING CENTERS.

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

Botomani tell APM, MCP will rule not over his dead body! Akhala moyo, just for him to see MCP in power!

Peter T
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Peter T

Mark Botoma he is big idiot for saying Mutharika was meant peace talk for met with PAC leaders. Mutharika he was paying those devils that day he went to met them, because Mutharika he had evil plan to silent Saulos Chilima through those old fools you call PAC leaders. So mark Botoma he is try to cover what Peter Mutharika had in his old and dead mind on that whole peace talk move.

Peter T
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Peter T

Am sure everybody witness that , Peter Mutharika he doesn’t want peace in this country. Yes he met with PAC leader to talk about peace! So Why he didn’t attend on peace prayers? That Old fool doesn’t have true colour. Mark Botomani. Tell that Animal whatever you call him Peter or Mr Tippiex he must go and stay Home his nephews are waiting to see their grandpa his brain is dead long ago he can not be president and people are suffer because of him and people like you who you sitting around him. But remember God is there watching… Read more »

C Banda
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C Banda

One way to help prevent an upheaval when the Court delivers its judgement is for all parties in the case to promise BEFORE IT IS DELIVERED that they will not appeal the verdict to the Supreme Court. I do NOT refer here to GoM, UTM, or MCP, but individually to Chakwera and Chilima and Mutharika (the Second) and MEC. The gesture of peace attributed to the president is nonsense. He took a very long time to agree to meet the PAC people, and he keeps attacking the opposition for allegedly causing violence over the past months. He even took a… Read more »

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