United Transformation Movement (UTM) president Saulos Chilima Has called on Malawians to be calm and maintain peace as the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) continues tabulate votes for the 2019 elections.

This has been said in a press statement released yesterday signed by vice president’s spokesperson Pilirani Phiri.

He reminded Malawians that the power to announce results of the elections lies in the hands of MEC.

“Cognizant of the fact that the power to conduct, tabulate and results of the elections is vested in MEC,” reads part of the statement.

The statement further pleaded to stop putting much pressure on MEC advising that MEC should be allowed to execute its job with allegiance.

“The vice president calls on the nation to avoid putting under pressure on the electoral body, MEC should be allowed to execute its role, at this particular point in time, with diligence,” reads the statement.

In the Chilima, has also hailed MEC and security agencies for their professionalism.

Chilima’s statement came after Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera called on MEC to expedite counting process and claimed he was leading. k-ins��{l�&

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