Chilima condemns local politicians

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State Vice President Saulos Chilima is condemning politicians who use the religious argument to canvass for votes ahead of the fresh presidential election.

Addressing an opposition Tonse Alliance rally in Muslim-dominated Mangochi on Sunday, Chilima stressed that those who propagate religious hatred do not have the country’s interest at heart.

The Tonse Alliance running mate contends that instead of taking advantage of the people’s innocence, politicians should begin to articulate issues that would improve the ordinary Malawians’ welfare.

He cited the current government’s failure to resolve the issue of girl-learners wearing the Islamic hijab as an issue that needs to serious attention as it is propagating illiteracy among the Moslem community.

Turning to the upcoming fresh presidential poll, Chilima advised President Peter Mutharika against undermining the court’s order for the poll to take place within 150 days from February 3.

He also condemned rival politicians who instigate political violence warning that no amount of savagery will halt the election process and the change he believes Malawians are ready to embrace.

Meanwhile , the Magistrates and Judges Association of Malawi has criticized Mutharika over his remarks claiming that they are incompetent and erred in their ruling on the elections case and the appeal case.

It has since described the Malawi leader’s sentiments as unnecessary and uncalled for.



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