The Christian Council of Lesotho has allegedly asked Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and his deputy Mothetjoa Metsing to sign a pledge to accept the outcome of the upcoming polls.
The forthcoming election on June 3 was decided following a no-confidence vote against PM Mosisili by parliamentarians.
Mosisili has been head of coalition government since 2015, after his Democratic Congress (DC) ousted former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s All Basotho Congress (ABC) by uniting with smaller parties.
Members of Parliament voted in favour of AD’s Monyane Moleleki in replacement of Mosisili who refused to step aside.
According to media reports, at least 14 out of 30 registered political parties have already signed the pledge brokered by churches in Lesotho and supported by the United Nations.
Bishop Mallane Taaso of the Anglican Church was quoted saying that the pledge was aimed at ensuring post-election stability in the land locked African country.
Lesotho’s two past elections have not produced a winner with a clear majority.