MEC Chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah made the appeal when she presided over the presentation of nomination papers by two aspirants, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and Professor John Chisi, presidential candidates for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Umodzi Party (UP), respectively.
The function took place on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Chichiri International Conference Centre, widely known as Comesa Hall, in Blantyre.
Dr. Ansah said presentation of nomination papers shapes the entire electoral process as candidates and their running mates are officially unveiled.
“Elections are a competition and like in any other competition, no one expects to lose. But the fact remains that there will always be one winner,” said Ansah.
She there appealed to candidates to stick to the Code of Conduct which they have signed.
During the presentation, Chakwera officially unveiled Mohamad Sidik Mia as his runningmate, while Chisi has picked Timothy Kamlete.
Both Chakwera and Chisi are contesting for the state presidency for the second time.