Chiradzulu, District Commissioner (DC) for Chiradzulu, Reinghard Chavula has said her office has not received any report on political violence from Police and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in the district in relation to campaign.
The DC made the remarks on Thursday during Multiparty Liaison Committee (MPLC) meeting which was organized to know the status, roles and duties of MPLC as people in the country have two weeks to vote.
I want to commend politicians for the peaceful campaign and I hope that peace shall prevail even after elections, she said, adding that politicians should also accept results after elections to avoid causing violence.
Chavula commended governors for being able to resolve conflicts that rise between parties through talks without involving the committee.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) District Governor, Mwapeya Kaliwo said most of the times conflicts are mostly caused by junior members of the party, but when they sit down with them all mattes are resolved.
He said that as governors from different parties in the district, they are able to talk and resolve conflicts between themselves.
People’s Party (PP) District Governor, Jonas Shaibu said they once resolved conflicts they had concerning their parties through talks.
Chiradzulu Police Station Officer, Moses Chibwe said as Police they have not experienced any violence at campaign rallies.
He assured all parties to provide security in their rallies saying that sometimes they send civilian police officers to provide security in rallies and because of that some political parties query them that they do not provide security in their rallies because they did not see them in uniform.
Chibwe reminded the parties to follow procedures in booking venues for their rallies.
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) advised political parties in the district to channel all conflicts that might arise to the DC’s office so that they are resolved.
Source: MANA Online