Mutharika snubs peace prayers on elections, goes for vote hunt up north: Chimulirenji delegated

President Peter Mutharika will Saturday not attend national prayers organised by quasi-religious body Public Affairs Committee (PAC), where he was invited and confirmed he would attend, but will instead be on a campaign trail in the northern region.

Mutharika opts to go for campaign than peace prayers for elections

Presidential spokesperson, Mgeme Kalirani, confirmed that the Head of State would not attend.

“He will be in north for other engagements,” said Kalilani.

Mutharika was supposed to be ‘guest of honour’ at the event where a peace declaration christened ‘Lilongwe Declaration’ is expected to be signed by all presidential candidates ahead of the tripartite polls in about three weeks.

PAC executive director, Robert Phiri, said they had received communication that Mutharika would not attend the prayers and that instead he had delegated his running mate Everton Chimulirenji, who is also Minister of Civic Education.

“These being prayers, we will welcome him. But we would have loved if the President himself had come,” said Phiri.

Phiri, however, said Chimulirenji would not sign the peace accord on behalf of Mutharika.

“The PAC board resolved that individual candidates themselves would sign. We cannot change that resolution now. Yes, we welcome Honourable Chimulirenji but he will not sign the declaration,” said Phiri.

The Saturday event was key platform for Mutharika and his vice Saulos Chilima to meet after months since they parted ways.

According to the presidential program issued by secretary to government, Lloyd Muhara, Mutharika will conduct whistle stop tours on the M1 Road beiginning from Chulu turn-off in Kasungu and ending at Katoto Round About in Mzuzu.

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Charie
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Charie

Thanks Mr President APM.chilima ndi gulu lake layaluka,ungakhale nawo bwanji anthu otukwana apresident tsiku ndi tsiku musiyeni president wathu sale zili mmanja mwa mulungu.inu pitilizani kutukwanako kumupha nde munalephera kale sale zili mwa yehova

namatetule
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Stop attacking his age. As long as the constitution allows don’t get personal – jnudge a person on facts.Wisdomor intelligence is nothing to do with age or numbers. I see alot of young fools . Whoever is writing just know, thats where you are heading- old age

Mmalawi
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Kicks of a Dying Horse

BigMan
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BigMan

There are no brains left in the DPP, one blunder after another. Who advises this old man?

mtete
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mtete

What is the matter with this man? Can’t he see his campaigning is a complete waste of time? He should have demonstrated humility and desire for peace by joining others.

Fredrick Sakala
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Fredrick Sakala

Social media makes u to sleep chakwera & chilima,Chakwera u killing Christians in Malawi because a person who tookover now he thought that he will be a country president,Chilima you are young and zero budget for u very heavy 4u young man,1million jobs a year that is a mistake for u,u will make country down pliz Pple vote oldman this time,he had good advisers than all of them mark my words

Fredrick Sakala
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Fredrick Sakala

That’s stupid PAC members if someone gave you something to eat just eat and vomit pliz,its making Malawi poor,u are Lusfer all of u including church members of that church

Favour of Yahweh
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Kikikikiki. Peace prayers? The group has never been on peace with the president ever since, how can it organise peace prayers when itself has never been on peace with the president. Discernment is part of wisdom and the president has discerned in his spirt and he has made the right decision.

Kochinonda
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Kochinonda

Vote yako yokha petulo ingapange bar MCP? Zonse zomwe a DPP mwakhala mukupanga kubera chisankho chaka chino muonekera ng’amba

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

APM’S can’t meet Nkhoma Synod leaders. They are biased and unethical leaders who lack integrity