In his regular Sunday Service prayers to nations, Prophet Bushiri said this on Malawi:
“The freedom of religion and worship we currently enjoy in Malawi, and many other nations, was not given on a sliver platter. People fought and won it through a vote. These freedoms need to be jealously guarded and sustained.
“This, however, cannot be achieved if we, as Christians, do not actively participate in civic processes such as voting in elections.
“That is why I am, generally, calling on all Malawians and, specifically, our ECG members and followers to go and register so that next year they vote for a candidate of their choice. We must never underestimate the power of a vote.”
Bushiri said he believes the church has a central role to play in sensitizing its members to heed to their civic duty of active citizenry.
Prophet Bushiri is a founder and leader of the Enlightened Christian Church (ECG). The church has its headquarters in Pretoria, South Africa, where it enjoys a membership of more than 400, 000 people.
The church, also, has branches in all the six continents. Currently, the church boasts of more than 4 million registered members across the world.