The General Assembly of the CCAP has stressed the need for the contesting political parties to conduct peaceful campaign as Malawi prepares for the first ever Tripartite Elections on May 20 this year.
The assembly moderator, Reverend Timothy Nyasulu and his secretary general, Reverend Colin Mbawa, in a statement released yesterday, urged politicians to be in the forefront in promoting awareness and coexistence among people irrespective of their political affiliations.
The statement further asked politicians adhere to a decent, civilised and peaceful campaign and dwell their messages on national issues rather than castigating one another.
“They should at all cost avoid character assassination, using sarcastic and divisive language, which might trigger violence among supporters. The spirit of tolerance and respect for each other is highly encouraged and appreciated at this time,” says the statement.
The General Assembly, which is an umbrella of the CCAP Churches in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia, also appealed to the security personnel and local government officials at all levels to exercise neutrality when performing their duties.