MEC postpones prayers for peaceful Malawi elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has deferred to a later date national inter-denominational prayers which were scheduled for Wednesday for the peaceful and successful May 20 Tripartite elections.

MEC’s spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa said the Commission will soon announce a date when the prayers will be held.

“The Commission sincerely apologises for the inconvenience this may cause,” said Mwafulirwa.

Mwafulirwa: Prayers postpomed
Mwafulirwa: Prayers postpomed

The prayers’ whose theme was, ‘Fair, free and peaceful elections: Is anything too hard for the Lord?’ were aimed to pray for free, fair and peaceful elections during May 20 polls.

However, the postponement comes few days after civil society organisations accused the Commission of overstepping its mandate by organizing players instead of rectifying anomalies that have rocked the electoral process more especially the voters roll.

The prayers were 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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