PAC to meet presidential hopefuls one-on-one to sign peace accord, accept outcome of vote

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) will be meeting all eight presidential candidates in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections individually to sign an agreement to maintain peace and abide by the outcome of the vote.

Presidential candidates presidential candidates to sign a peace accord

PAC chairperson the Reverend Felix Chingota said the move is one of the activities the quasi-religious body will engage in prior to the elections.

The body previously engaged political parties in 2014 to sign the peace accord and some did not.

Nyasa Times understands that the 2019 Peace Accord will compel leaders to abide by the election result announcement procedures, thereby minimising conflicts between contesting parties.

PAC is scheduled to hold its first meeting with Mbakuwaku Movement for Development  (MMD) presidential aspirant  Peter Dominic  Kuwani this Wednesday.

Then the quasi-religious body will engage Minister of Health Atupele Muluzi, who is presidential candidate for United Democratic Front (UDF) on same Wednesday afternoon.

The meetings  are scheduled for Sunbird Capital  Hotel in Lilongwe.

PAC says schedules for other candidates will be released upon confirmation.

Catholic University of Malawi political analyst Nandini Patel observed that introducing a peace accord for mediation is a good idea.

But she proposed that it is also important for electoral stakeholders to look into existing conflict handling strategies instead of bringing in new ones.

She referred her proposal to the National Peace Architecture instrument which the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) developed in conjunction with the Office of the President and Cabinet following the July 20 2011 demonstrations

 

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Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
3 years ago

You have already shown your side why wasting our time? Cant we dissolve this called PAC thing? I think its high time we need something better than this

Phyaphyalious Phwaneriwa
Phyaphyalious Phwaneriwa
3 years ago

Waste of time and resources. Osakapeleka kwa ma flood victism bwanji? Zomwe anthuwa anasainila mu 2014 zathandiza chani?

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
3 years ago

just go to the terror party dpp dont waste MCP and UTM time we all know the culprits controlling cadet thugs IG, DUASI MUSSA MCHACHA AND JEFFERY

Zamba
Zamba
3 years ago

Anathawa debate nde mukuonangati agogo azabwera kumeneko?

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
3 years ago

Does PAC really have the powers to force people to sign that they will agree to outcome of results. If yes, who have them that mandate. Who does PAC represent really

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
3 years ago

Just wondering why PAC engages itself in legally non-binding activities. Don’t they have meaningful things to do to Malawians?

Mhunju
Mhunju
3 years ago

What if results are rigged will the accord be valid? There should be statement in the accord that only credible results will be accepted. And we all know that the issue of credibility is very relative. Malawians will not accept rigged results because we know where the master who leads rigging of results is now. Secondly our president APM is not accountable to PAC but to us his followers. PAC isn’t a democratic institution its office bearers put themselves into those positions meaning they were not elected by majority of Malawians and therefore does not represent all Malawians. PAC has… Read more »

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