The Muslim Commission for Justice and Peace (MCJP) has hit back at Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom (ICJF) statement which endorsed Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate and incumbent President, Peter Mutharika, in the forthcoming elections.

 This has been said in a press statement released on Monday and signed by the Commission National Coordinator, Hassan Chimwala.

Chimwala expressed disappointment with the conduct of ICJF describing it as wrong, childish and unacceptable.

The statement further said ICJF’s conduct has undermined the integrity of Muslims in the country.

It added that not all Muslims in the country are in support of their decision to endorse president Mutharika.

“The remarks made by ICJF to endorse Professor Peter Mutharika as the best candidate for all Muslims to vote for in the coming elections is not a true representation of all Muslims in the country,” reads part of the statement.

Public Affairs Commission (PAC) Father Peter Mlomole in its previous meeting condemned the acts by some faith organizations to be involved in partisan politics.

He added that the role of religious leaders is to teach Malawians on electoral process.

“Our role is to teach Malawians on electoral process and not to tell them who to vote for in an election,” he said.

In his remarks President of Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM), Sheikh Dinala Chabulika said ICJF is a registered organization and it can do whatever it pleases.

He added that what ICJF said does not include all Muslims in the country.

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