Put Malawi first, accept poll case ruling — UN

UN Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torres has stressed the need to accept the  verdict of the five-judge panel of the Constitutional Court  in a case where two petitioners want presidential poll results in the May 21 Tripartite Elections nullified over alleged irregularities.

UN Resident Coordinator Maria Jose Torre hailed PAC for bringing leaders together and also promoting peace

Jose Torres said as the country awaits the Court decision on the elections case, Malawians should learn to respect the rule of law and stressed on the need to have peaceful settlement of disputes.

She was speaking during the national peace prayers organised by  the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) in Lilongwe on Sartuday.

“People have  to respect the Judiciary, to show tolerance whether political or religious for views different from their own, to show compassion for fellow citizens – and to put Malawi first,” the UN diplomat said.

She said Malawi is living in a critical time in its history, as a young nation and even a younger democracy the present times have opened important questions on how to achieve an inclusive society governed by peace and justice.

Jose Torres quoted the 1994 Constitution of Malawi (as amended in 2017) that states advocates clearly in 13(l)  for “Peaceful Settlement of Dispute”,adding that Malawians are called upon “To strive to adopt mechanisms by which differences are settled through negotiation, good offices, mediation, conciliation and arbitration”.

She said the future  calls upon the leaders to be united in prayer and to remain united to honour the principles of peaceful coexistence embraced in the Malawi Constitution.

The prayers were part of an ongoing peace-building initiative.

Speeches and sermons in a packed Bingu Convention Centre centred around appealing to the citizenry to uphold the rule of law and promote peace and co-existence as the country awaits the court ruling.

The five-judge panel  comprising Healey Potani, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo is expected to deliver its ruling early 2020.

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Muheni
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Muheni

Very pathetic comments I am reading. If UN stops playing a role in this country where are u going to be. Sometimes we have to be realistic. Now I see, hatred blinds us to many realities. The sooner u realise that u are not independent the better. The sooner you realise who decides on who becomes president the better. Then perhaps you can start focusing on other important issues in your life. Even the SKC and Dr Laz can’t afford to piss of these UN guys. Koma timasapota tinatake basi akuti tili ndi mkwiyo ndiye wewewewe. Pathetic.

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

Please school me, how have you benefited from UN???? What is their role in Malawi??)

Lego
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I hate these UN and some other donors who are always playing a double standard things.

DOBO
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DOBO

Maria Jose Torres!!!!!!,kkkkkk!!!!!!.UNDP is fighting tooth and nail behind the scenes for MEC to win the case.Loosing this case UNDP will be exposed in having a hand rigging the Malawi elections together with MESN and NICE.I think the image of UNDP,NICE and MESN is completely damage to the majority of Malawians.Any attempts to mend their faces is not working at all.Malawi is at the crossroads.This country is being damaged.If APM can continue up to 2024,Malawi will face hard times.Its only very few people who can not see that things are going worse and worse day by day.Malawi totally divided.I don’t… Read more »

Tariq
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Tariq

The UN in Malawi is the cartel…. They can fuck off. Two-faced snakes in the grass….. FUCK OFFFFFFF!

Hassan abbubar kar
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Maria Jose Torres you know something about Tipex and the IT man from UNDP

Stupid
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Stupid

We do not appreciate your unsolicited advice…..thanks

Maliseche
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Maliseche

Did anyone ask UN for advice??????

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Where there is an obvious miscarriage of justice people will not accept the results. We followed the case and we all now have a picture of what happened.

Urea
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Urea

UN meddling in country affairs too much. What’s wrong with you people. Know your limits.

Please
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Are they meddling when freely giving Billions of dollars to you ingrates? Can’t have it both ways. Learn to stand on your own then you have earned the right to complaints.

I VOTED
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I VOTED

Voting is my civic duty, it is a democratic process and it matters! It should be taken seriously. Therefore my vote should not be tippexed, manipulated in any shape or form. MY VOTE COUNTS!………just remember that UN