The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), an umbrella body for evangelical Churches and Christian organisations in the country, has appealed to political parties to conduct peaceful political campaign as the elections day draws closer.
EAM in a statement released on Friday, advised security personnel and local government officials at district level to be neutral when executing their duties.
Reads in part the statement signed by EAM general secretary, Reverend Francis Mkandawire: “The EAM would like to call upon leaders of all our political parties to conduct a decent and peaceful campaign, focusing on issues of national importance and not personalities.
“The leadership of the political parties both at national, regional and district levels must be in the forefront promoting co-existence amongst people of different political affiliations so that we might have a violent free election.”
Mkandawire told The Nation in an interview that EAM wants to see continued spirit of co-existence shown during presentation of nomination papers for the May 20 Tripartite Elections.
“In particular, we would like to commend the Malawi Electoral Commission for the maturity and professional manner in handling the whole exercise,” he said.