Alliance for Democracy (Aford) the first party to register after multiparty politics in 1994, is now set for revamping to get its lost glory.
Owen Mumba, acting chairman of Revamping Aford Movement (Ramo) said Aford supporters are now fired up and wants the party to be great again and formidable in 2019 elections .
“We want the party to sweep all the 33 parliamentary seats in the north, get some seats in central and southern regions and get Aford in office,” said Moyo.
He said so far the party has roped in 10 members of parliament one is independent MP for Karonga central Frank Tumpale Mwenifufumbo who would be unveiled on Thursday at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe.
Moyo said Ramo is closely working with party president Enoch Chihana and other national executive committee.
He said the party is set for a convention in September where all positions will be up for grabs.
Asked the names of the members of parliament who have joined or rejoined the party, Moyo responded: “We have an agreement with them not to reveal their names because some of them still belong to other parties.”
He said Ramo with Aford is mobilising resources in order to rebuild the tattered party.
Chihana said Ramo is working with the full blessings of the national executive committee.
He said his mammoth task is to rebuild the party which fell on its knees due to internal power struggle.
“When I came from South Africa to take up the party leadership, I found that Aford was already dead. My task now is to restructure it and reposition it ahead of the elections,” he said.
He said the party is set to hold a women’s conference and a youth conference before the main convention where party elections would be held.
Asked how a dead party like Aford can be resurrected, Chihana said: “We have over 45 political parties in the country. Most of them have come and gone but Aford has always been there, limping though.
“The parties that seem to be strong have been in government or are in government. They use tax payers money to rebuild their partiesm.”
He said political squabbles that retarded the party growth and development are now over and all eyes are set in rebuilding and restructuring the once mighty party.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :