Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) officials were meeting on Thursday to strategise on final agenda to end the current hair raising political impasse which has potential to bring down the economy.
PAC executive director Robert Phiri has confirmed the PAC executive committee was meeting on Thursday in Blantyre but kept details of the meeting in wraps.
“It was just a planning meeting. We want to meet President Peter Mutharika to brief him on our interface meetings outcome with the MCP president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, the UTM president Dr. Saulos Chilima and HRDC officials,” said Phiri.
He said PAC had already sent a request to State House for the audience but Kamuzu palace was yet to respond.
The planning meeting comes barely a week after PAC officials met the person at the centre of protests, the Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah.
“In a bid to complete shuttle diplomacy exercise at this stage, the mediators will hold a second round dialogue meeting with the Head of State to concretise some points… and share feedback from HRDC, UTM, MCP and MEC chairperson,” said PAC in a statement seen by Nyasa Times.
In the statement, PAC noted that the dialogue meetings with all the parties involved in the present political situation enabled its mediation team to establish facts and perceptions surrounding the political impasse.
“At practical level, the public may wish to be informed that mediators have developed a tentative roadmap which outlines activities to be implemented even beyond the court ruling on presidential elections case.
“It is the view of the mediators that the dialogue should examine interventions on scenarios in line with post-court ruling in a bid to secure commitments to the upholding of the rule of law and constitutionalism from parties directly involved in the dispute,” said the statement.
PAC has since hailed stakeholders involved in the dialogue process to secure a durable solution to the standoff for their honesty in their views and positions on the situation.