Accept court ruling, US Ambassador urges Malawians

Written by  MBC Online

The United States (US) Ambassador to Malawi, Robert Scott has called on all apolitical parties in the country to accept the ruling of the Constitutional Court on presidential elections case.

Robert Scott, US Ambassador Robert Scott, US Ambassador US Embassy
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Scott made the remarks in Mzuzu on Monday when he visited American Corner of Mzuzu University where he donated books, computers and a projector.

 

Scott said the country’s development efforts will be undermined greatly if some quarters will not accept the Court’s verdict.

 

“We will all benefit when we accept the rule of law. Political leaders have a responsibility to ensure that their followers respect the court’s decision. I urge you not to indulge in violent acts once the Court passes its ruling,” said Scott.

 

From December 21, 2019 within 45 days period, the five judges will come up with a verdict after hearing the case and assessing submissions from all parties to the case.

 

UTM and Malawi Congress Party are challenging the May 21 poll results saying the election was marred by irregularities.

 

Scott pledged to continue supporting the university including humanities and nursing faculties plus the American Corner which supports  students from various primary and secondary schools in the surrounding community.

 

On his part, Mzuni Vice Chancellor, John Saka said the American government has been a friend in need for the university.

 

“Let me highlight that as a University we are not closed up. We work with the surrounding community and this American Corner serves both our students and those outside the University as it is well furnished with computers and books,” Saka said.

 

Currently Mzuni uses a makeshift library following an inferno that razed down the original library in 2015 which saw over 50,000 books and 100 computers vanishing in the tragedy.

 

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