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Opposition leader Chakwera finally preaches peace

Written by  MBC Online

Long at last, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera has done what peace-loving Malawians wanted him to do: Preach peace, love and unity.

Chakwera (L) posing with Ansah(C) and Mia (Rduring presidential nomination papers presentaion Chakwera (L) posing with Ansah(C) and Mia (Rduring presidential nomination papers presentaion

After leading his supporters into violent protests that have resulted into damaging of both private and public property, Chakwera took to the road on Sunday, urging his supporters  to stop acts of violence as they hold demonstrations pushing for Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah’s resignation over May 21 presidential elections results management.


“I am ready to fight for justice but let us maintain our peace; let us not destroy property. People should not take advantage of the situation to destroy and steal people’s property. Please, let us not break the law,” he said.

Chakwera  took the message to areas surrounding Nsalu and Santhe in Lilongwe where there were reports of people attacking motorists and exhorting money.


The MCP leader visited Nyanda, Mang’a, Lisopa and Malembo areas in Lilongwe North West Constituency.

Chakwera encouraged people to be patient and avoid violence because the case of presidential election results case will be heard at the constitutional court in Lilongwe.

Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima petitioned the court, seeking nullification of presidential election results citing irregularities.

Re-elected President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has called on the opposition to concede defeat, saying elections were over and it was time to develop the country.


Mutharika has declaared the opposition will take over Government over his dead body.

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