When God’s servants speak forth, the wise listen, a South Africa-based Malawian Man Of God, Pastor Hastings Salanje has strongly warned opposition political parties in the country namely Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party against celebrating court victory.
The respected Man of God, Pastor Salanje made the remarks on Monday through his official facebook page after Constitution Court in Lilongwe nullified 21st May Tripartite Elections and called for fresh elections within five months.
Pastor Salanje said President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will have upper chance of winning with a land slide victory in the next elections.
“MCP and UTM are not in Government yet, But DPP is still in Government, they are still handling the business of Government of Malawi and for that reason they still stand a chance to win the next elections.
“At the moment the opposition parties they may not have enough money to campaign and have sound results. At the moment the opposition parties are more confused than the last election because they don’t know who to choose to be their candidate and who is going to be the vice president,” posted Pastor Salanje
He added: “While opposition is still thinking about where to get the money and to a line themselves, government will capitalize that and start campaigning. Government can negotiate with the people that they feel can help them to win the election from the opposition parties.”
According to Salanje, when God has chosen the Government to continue does not mean that the election cannot be nullified, no but after nullification of the results God can still choose the same Government to win the next election.
The servant of God, Pastors Salanje cited an example of Kenyan election in which the court nullified but ruling party won again with a landslide victory saying the same will happen with Malawi.
“History has proven that nullification of election results does not automatically give the opposition parties victory.
“In Kenya election results were nullified but the opposition failed to organize themselves and they ended up failing to campaign as a result Uhuru and his party won the election,” Salanje reminded the Opposition
As not enough Pastor Salanje also said: “In Zimbabwe they had the same problem with the election results to the point that they ended up having a Government of national unity.
The next election of that time the opposition failed to organize themselves and they lost it, Mugabe and his party they won the election and they are in Government up to now.”
In the ruling the Court said the status quo that existed before the elections as Regards the Presidency stands, meaning, His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika remains President.