A preliminary assessment by the Livingstonia Synod of Church of Central Africa Presbyterian has rated Tuesday’s fresh presidential election as free, peaceful and fair.
The church has then appealed to candidates who will be declared losers to accept the results as one way of maintaining peace during this period
In an interview at the Synod’s headquarters in Mzuzu Thursday, General Secretary Reverend Levi Nyondo said the candidate who is leading should control their supporters to cerebrate responsibly.
“We have been holding multiparty elections since 1994 but I can say that this has been the most well-managed election ever. It was free, fair and peaceful although small pockets of violence cannot be completely left out.
“Therefore, we are asking candidates that lose to quickly accept defeat and prepare for the next election. If they will start giving the impression that they are not accepting the defeat, Malawians will be against them. This is so because the majority are accepting the outcome,” Nyondo said.
He also asked Malawians to join the church in thanksgiving prayers for the peaceful poll.
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace of Karonga Diocese on Wednesday also said the election has been free, peaceful and fair.