Malawi donors urge politicians to accept election case outcome, call for peace

Malawi’s major donors are urging politicians and all Malawians to accept the Constitutional Court ruling on the election case to ensure peace.

US ambassador Scott among the signatories

In a statement, the US, UK, Japan, Norway, EU, Germany and Ireland say they acknowledge the anticipation and tension surrounding the impending release of the Constitutional Court decision in the matter of the presidential election result challenge case.

 

“We collectively reaffirm our support for Malawi and its citizens as you forge a democratic future, based on an adherence to democratic values, inclusive justice, and constitutional rule,” says the statement.

The envoys say Malawi can draw on an impressive history of institutions and leaders stepping forward to safeguard your democracy and ensure peaceful resolution for internal tensions.

“At this pivotal moment in Malawian history, we call on both the petitioners and the respondents, political parties and their supporters, and indeed all Malawians, regardless of their political affiliation, to respect the decision of the court and to adhere to the path outlined in Malawi’s constitution and electoral laws, including on the right of appeal,” say the donors.

The statement says for those who choose to exercise their right to demonstrate, they must do so peacefully and legally, and for security personnel to proceed with balance and restraint.

The statement says all political leaders to come together and lead an inclusive dialogue, in line with the National Peace Architecture report (2013) that addresses broad concerns held by the Malawian people and that supports a common understanding for the future.

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Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
10 months ago

Monday, 3rd Feb looks like far but guess what…. kuseli kwa sunday eti

Lego
10 months ago

As long as the Justice favors the Malawian majority peace we shall still remain.Let the judges not compromise the justice.

Joloza
10 months ago

You are the enemy of peace and agent of the Devil.

Silica gell
10 months ago

Please forget that you can intimidate judges by saying that you will not accept ruling that favours respondents. Such a stand has no room under natural justice.

Nyaphapi One
10 months ago

Of course all Malawians will accept the verdict. 100%. The verdict that says ‘never shall MEC supply and use tippex’ in our elections. The ‘National Peace Architecture Report’ specifically prohibits the use of tippex in our elections. Read it.

Malawi belong to the citizens.

We will only accept the judgement that says tippex was wrong to be used in an election, the judgement should favour citizens and petitioners.If it favours DPP and MEC there would be No peace . This would mean cheating from the judges coz everyone knows that the general election was not fair and square as someone claims.It was a tippexed general election.

Joloza
10 months ago

You are the enemy of peace and agent of the Devil

spinoza
spinoza
10 months ago

I have never seen stupid human being like you on earth. How would take the issue to court if you already had the judgement? Kupepela kwenikweni m’maganizidwe.

John Gray Gufa
John Gray Gufa
10 months ago

Ukhala ukusowa mtendere zaka zako zonse if you continue thinking as a rat

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