PAC to go back to HRDC, opposition after meeting President Mutharika

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) says it is set for another  phase of dialogue meetings with various stakeholders in the post-election impasse to get their input after meeting with President Peter Mutharika on Monday.

President Mutharika chats with PAC mediation team leader Archbishop Thomas Msusa

The quasi-religious grouping gave Mutharika feedback on its  dialogue meetings with some key stakeholders during the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

They briefed Mutharika on the grouping’s mediation team engagement with  the leadership of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), UTM Party and Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

The President shared his views during their meeting.

Presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani said it was a “fruitful” meeting but could not give details and PAC executive director Robert Phiri said the grouping will embark on another round of talks with stakeholders.

Last time PAC met Mutharika on the mediation, they came up with a similar way forward.

PAC is initiating a dialogue session over the electoral dispute in which Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima are challenging the May 21 2019 presidential election results in court.

They want the court to nullify the results because they believe it was manipulated in favour of President Mutharika who was declared winner with slightly above 1.8 million

Earlier, when they met other stakeholders, the leadership of HRDC and UTM advised the PAC mediation team, which is chaired by Archbishop Thomas Msusa of the Catholic Church Archdiocese of Blantyre, to meet Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to hear her views on the current political situation.

HRDC is demanding the head of Ansah for allegedly presiding over a flawed electoral process in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

The quasi-religious body commenced its initiative of conflict management prior to announcement of the May 2019 elections results when it met leadership of UTM and MCP to hear their thoughts on the electoral challenges.

After announcement of the results, the organisation first engaged Mutharika over the country’s state of affairs followed by meetings with HRDC, MCP president Lazarus Chakwera, UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima, and finally Ansah.

The PAC mediation team comprises Msusa from the Episcopal Conference of Malawi as team leader,  Sheikh Ali Kennedy from the Muslim Association of Malawi and Pastor Towera Masiku from Evangelical Association of Malawi.

Others include Sheikh Amir JafaarKawinga of Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi, Malawi Council of Churches’ Bishop Gilford Matoga and Robert Phiri who is also the team’s secretary.

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maranditi Mpasha
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maranditi Mpasha

PAC come to the open… what do you discuss ? you have always remained mumb after such talks rendering your institution to incredibility on how and what you discuss there. Why should what you discuss ( if at all is for peace for all Malawians ) remain privy to you guys only??? We need to know !! Mumakambilana zichiyani zomwe mumabisazo? Palinso zobisa masiku ano? Mukapitiliza kubisa tikumatchani!!

zitsilu za PAC
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zitsilu za PAC

Awaso nde atikwana bwanji……………….. Y are you not disclosing of what you have discussed with different parties you have met?????????? Access to information yavutatu apa.

Itsme@MessiahYeahua
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These are gluttonous, anthu osusuka mukugulitsa tsogolo la anthu ambiri for ur own family sake……. 99%of the Malawians are suffering chifukwa cha anthu omwe sakusamala za anthu (Janeh Ansah adaona chanzeru kutumiza ana ake kunja sukulu zodula ife ana athu sikulu iwakanike bola agulitse dziko kwa bamboon uyu Mutharika, Dausi nayeso) even they can give millions and millions while ur brothers and sisters are suffering how are you doing going to eat and use that money? Anthu opanda mzimu

Patriots
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Patriots

He’s a illegitimate leader clinging to tippex presidency and pretense over dialogue, and inconsistencies from Dpp camp. Opposition genuinely represents hopes and aspirations of majority Malawians whilst DPPs den of thieves continue to rape vulnerable Malawians.

Timve Ziti
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Timve Ziti

Please PAC backwards and forwards till 2036 and there still won’t be a solution.
Waste of time and resources

Shonai
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What are you looking for from the president.You went to the Judiciary.Do you want him to over rule? Amalawi Education has not helped us.

Becks
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Becks

PAC idatha kalekale. Away ndi masanje enieni

Mkamwini mwini
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P A C why are you cheating Malawians .

J Khonje
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J Khonje

I agree with the numerous posts that have been made. PAC is wasting its time and resources with Peter. He is not going to provide or agree with your solution.

Your message that you are going back to HRDC is simply a face saver to buy time until the court make its ruling as you hit a blank wall with Peter. I urge HRDC to snub you to save PAC from further embarrassment. Peter will not be moved by the courts as he has no choice.

mtete
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Has anyone any idea what the agenda items are for the meeting with APM. In my view, unless PAC is telling APM to step aside to pave way for a re-run, this is a waste of time as we doubt anything will be achieved. How can a thief dialogue with a victim? I think the only thing worthy waiting for is the court determination. And have you noticed how militant APM still remains? He keeps accusing the opposition of encouraging violence ignoring the fact that violence is being perpetrated by his so-called cadets. He completely ignores the fact that those… Read more »

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