Sub Traditional Authority (ST/A) Onga of Chiradzulu has urged politicians to hold violence-free campaign and support the winner after polls.
The chief made the appeal on Saturday in Mombezi Ward during a political debate for local government candidates organised by National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust.
He said violence retards development and brings hatred among people.
“Bear in mind that at the end of the elections, there will only be one winner. So, practise clean politics and tackle issues affecting our area and the district at large such as poor road networks,” said Onga.
Earlier, Nice Trust officials urged voters to keep their voter certificates safe and vote in their large numbers on May 21.
The officials further advised the people to report any suspicious act likely to jeopardise the electoral process to 6466 toll free number.
Five out of nine candidates took part in the debate and discussed issues of health, agriculture, the economy and education.
The candidates Susan Kondowe (UTM Party), Amon Sam (independent), Hudson Sapanga (Malawi Congress Party), Charles Chigwenembe (Democratic Progressive Party) and Linda Bwanali of Democratic People’s Congress promised to end water woes facing the ward and to promote road infrastructure.
They pledged to improve road infrastructure.