Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has urged its faithful to vote for an upright president who is development-conscious and will get rid of the rampant corruption, tribalism and regionalism.
It said this in a Pastoral Letter that is scathing on poor governance in the country that “has continued to deteriorate.” The letter was read out this Sunday morning in all the synod’s its churches, mostly based in the Central Region.
Today’s letter, titled An Opportunity to Choose a Leader with Good Reputation, Full of the Holy Spirit and Wisdom, focused on the forthcoming May 21 tripartite general elections as it also commented on some socio-political challenges Malawians are facing.
Urging the faithfuls to pray fervently for the elections to be peaceful and credible, the synod gave a nine-point guide on the qualities of the leader to vote for.
It said such a leader, among other things, must respect the Constitution and should have no record of corruption, needs to unify Malawians and must not protect thieves and looters of public resources.
The guide added that such a leader should also not promote abortion and same sex marriages and must make his stand known on these issues.
“We, the clergy of CCAP Nkhoma Synod, encourage all voters to vote into power the one and only leader who has the above-listed leadership qualities as the President of the Republic of Malawi. The man with (a) good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom (Acts 6:3),” the letter concluded.