Malawi to pray for peaceful elections: All candidates invited

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has organised national inter-denominational prayers on Wednesday next week for the peaceful and successful May 20 Tripartite Elections.

MEC, in a media statement signed by chief elections officer Willie Kalonga, said the prayers – to take place at Comesa Hall in Blantyre – will be led by leaders of various faiths and religions.

The statement said all presidential, parliamentary and local government elections (LGE) candidates have been invited to attend.

“The prayers have been organised under the theme—Free, Fair and Peaceful Elections; Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord? (Genesis 18 vs 14A),” MEC said in the statement.

President Banda and the First Gentleman to attend  the National Prayers
President Banda and the First Gentleman to attend the National Prayers

“The aim of the prayers is to pray for peace in our country as we head to the polls on May 20, 2014,” it added.

According to MEC, they have also invited to the prayers leaders of political parties, religious leaders, government officials, civil society organisations, development partners, traditional leaders, election observers, all electoral stakeholders and the public.

The  prayers have been organised in conjunction with the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC), the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, the Muslim Association of Malawi, the Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi, the Evangelical Association of Malawi, Malawi Union of the Seventh Day Adventist and the Pentecostal churches.

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