PAC warns religious leaders against endorsing candidates in Malawi watershed polls

Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has sternly warned religious leaders against endorsing political candidates in the forthcoming election, saying this is a recipe for anarchy.

Fr Mulomole: No candidate endorsement

Spokesperson for PAC Father Peter Mulomole has said this following a flooding of endorsements from religious leaders who tell their flock to vote for a particular presidential candidate.

The latest is Evangelical Pastors Alliance which has endorsed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Lazarus Chakwera.

But Mulomule described this as shameful.

“You can’t tell everybody in your church to vote for a particular candidate. People have a right to vote for a Peter Mutharika or Saulos Chilima. You cannot impose a presidential candidate on people, this is shameful,” he said.

Describing the move as selfishness as well, Mulomole told religious to put their hands off politics, saying their involvement could be a recipe for anarchy ahead of the May 21 highly contentious elections.

President Mutharika is facing stiff competition from Chilima and Chakwera as analysts say this year’s polls are unpredictable with the coming in of Chilima and UTM on the political terrain which in the past was dominated by DPP and MCP.

On the other hand, United Democratic Front (UDF) which on paper was written off is showing signs of a formidable force on the ground as its presidential candidate has now rolled a campaign trail.

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Nalingula
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Nalingula

Early this Year I attended a Memorial Mass for a Close friend.I was Surprised when the Priest Guided his Flock to Vote for a Catholic if there is no Catholic Vote for a Christian.Let Religious Groups endorse or Guide their Followers …Nanga Ena Akatopanga Zomwezo lizikhala Ntchimo.

ANDY KACHIKHO
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ANDY KACHIKHO

amene ukuti 25-25 ukunama heavy dikira moyo ulipo sindikuuza udzaone wekha after 21st may pano

BANDABANDA
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BANDABANDA

Mwagwa nayo Fr Mulomole. Your support for Chilima has destroyed opposition chances (of course, it damaged DPP). But your – Catholic Church’should – intrusion in politics is the problem. Let other endorse who they want.

Nyirongo
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Nyirongo

Bishop mtumbuka is busy telling his flock who to vote against to what you are saying here. Abambonso amanena boza?

Kapire
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Kapire

Bodza akuru. Mveraninso speech yake. Mtumbuka sanatchule munthu. Ngati muli a DPP mumvadi choncho.

Binnwell Kachikopa
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Mtumbuka sanatchule dzina off course but he showed indirectly that he is campaigning for Chilima, Catholic Bishops are campagning for Chilima but they are not God, they will fail if not already failed. Father Mulomole, tell your fellow Catholics, YOU ARE HYPOCRITES LIKE YOUR CHILIMA

Yuyuka
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Yuyuka

Mulomole, the Catholic church started this by hosting Chilima. So, DON’T stop others from endorsing the presidential candidate of their choice. You have openly been supporting Chilima – giving direct and veiled messages for people to vote for him – so don’t shed crocodile tears now that you have seen kuti Chilima campaign ikumuvuta.

Kapire
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Kapire

Hosting somebody ndi kuchita endorse????

Silica gell
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APM mwamupanga indorse inu a opposition due to your lack of unity. Before UTM it was 50-50 for APM and Chakwera. Now with coming in of UTM, it is extremely surprising that some people still think it is 50-50 between APM and either Chakwera or Chilima. The fact is that it is 25-25 between UTM and MCP, thou shall not tamper with DPP package. Ignore this for your own peril!

MBUMBA
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MBUMBA

Kkkkkk….you are in a lost hope

dry cleaner
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dry cleaner

Mipingo yopanda mfunda