The Constitutional Court s expected to make a ruling in the case in which UTM leader Saulos Chilima and his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) counterpart Lazarus Chakwera are disputing the results of the May 21 presidential elections.
“Government is aware that this ruling will attract different reactions. As such, State Security Organs are well prepared to keep the peace that the country has safeguarded and enjoyed for many years.
“Government urges all political parties in the country and other stakeholders to respect the rule of law and the Judiciary, which is an independent arm of Government. Sobriety and patriotism are key ingredients to peace during this period. We only have one Malawi and destruction of the country is counterproductive,” Botomani said in a statement on Tuesday
The court has up to Saturday, 3 February 2020 to make its ruling on the matter.