Malawi’s former president Bakili Muluzi has called for the people to bury their political hatchets and support the new President Peter Mutharika so that he carry out a development agenda in a stable nation.
Muluzi, who ruled Malawi from 994 to 2004, left office to his handpicked successor late Bingu WA Mutharika, said he has hope the new leader will spur development in the country.
He said it is time “to move forward and work together towards building this nation.”
Appealed Muluzi: “Let us put our differences behind us and give the President support.”
He also noted that developments leading to Mutharika being declared winner of May 20 presidential elections the Judiciary proved to be a “true pillar of our hard-won democracy.”
Noted Muluzi: “The Judiciary has remained truly independent and preserved its integrity in a very difficult situation.”
Muluzi said violent scenes that took place before and after voting were regrettable and must never happen again because Malawi is internationally known as a peace loving country.
He saluted MEC chairperson Maxon Mbendera, his commissioners, staff and all electoral stakeholders for allowing sanity to prevail at a time the situation appeared to go out of hand.
Muluzi who on Monday attended the inauguration of the President, wished Mutharika and his Vice President, Saulos Chilima, success.