Aford needs rebuilding – Chihana

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) president Enock Chihana says his party needs rebuilding and has vowed to resign should the party fail to attain more than 10 legislatures during the 2019 elections.

Aford president Enock Chihana and his wife, Tadala

Aford president Enock Chihana and his wife, Tadala

Chihana remarks comes while the party has been failing to win convincingly for the past two electoral calendars following the death of the party Czar and founder Tom Chakufwa Chihana who died in June 2006.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times amid accusations that the Aford president has killed the party, Chihana rejected that.

“We have reorganized the party, the party is strong and am determined that AFORD will get more MPs come 2019 and should the party fail to attain more than 10 MPs, I am ready to resign as president so that someone can take over,” said Chihana the Rumphi Central Parliamentarian.

Former AFORD Secretary General Khwauli Msiska resigned from his post and also withdrawn his membership from the party when he claimed Enock Chihana is using the party for self-serving on political interest.

Msiska said the party is virtually reduced to serving interests of an individual, putting itself at the mercy of a highest bidder.

Aford was founded by trade unionist Chakufwa Chihana (father to Enock Chihana) in 1992.

In the 1994 general elections, the party swept all the 33 seats in northern region and three others in central region.

By the time Chakufwa Chihana died in 2006, the party had only six parliamentary seats.

Currently, it has Chihana as the only lawmaker.

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19 thoughts on “Aford needs rebuilding – Chihana”

  1. zidana says:

    kamkazi ka bho koma mamuna mbola kukonda kunyenga akazi a weni wake basi why inenso ndikulanda wakoya.kunyasa nkhope ngati chimazii

  2. phodo says:

    My dear Enock keep clinging to power, so that north should not have a well defined political party. Tumbukas are wasting time fighting south and center instead of organizing yourselves. Imagine all those tumbukas who talk rubish in parliament and outside. If they were talking of organizing north, you could have a strong regional party. At least one day or another you could have grabbed the leader of opposition from center. For presidency obvious its for south by blood. All Tumbukas seet down and staring converting north into a very strong political block for 2019. That is what we people in south do. We are well organized and come 2019, a repeat of 2014 will be there. I dont see Enock having impact on Malawian politics in 2019. To tell nothing but the truth north has well educated guys, but they dont use their education to solve their everyday problems but fighting others for a ban. You are invisible street beggers.South may have few educated people but they know how to play political cards quiet well. One day we the Lomwe will conduct a workshop in Mzuzu for only Tumbukas to teach you political tactics. So that at least come 2019 you should rise to the position of Leader of opposition in parliament.

  3. George Lihoma. says:

    The wise thing you Chihana guy can do is resign now, and not wait for post 2019 elections. You have failed AFORD by clinging to your personal political interests.
    Look. Nearly all elderly wise people that were working with your respected father, have resigned or ceased belonging to AFORD(the Party they helped form with your father)
    Malangizo sindimagulitsa,ngati uli makutu umvee! Hahahahahahaaha.

  4. Mdicai Longwe says:

    Nyoni and Ngwazi achalume, I think you are out of order. Chihana is a Malawian and has the right to find love and marry from anywhere in the country and even beyond. We also have women from the north who are married to the South or even the center. Let me remind you about the Malawi beauty Contest in the past. It was ladies from the north who were dominating as the countries beuaty queens.

    Mrs. Kholomana the owner of Nali, Betty is from the north. She once served as Miss Malawi. There was also Msiska from the north at a certain time was miss Malawi. So to claim that we do not have beautiful women from the north that is not true. Stop personalising issues. Politics of hatred is not good at all.

    Coming to Enock Chihana, I think it is time to step down and pave way for others to lead the party. Mind you this is not a family affair. I can also see that that Malawian politics is being influenced towards family matters. Check UDF. It was a Tcheya now Atupele. DPP was Bingu now Peter and AFORD was CHiana the Czar now Enock the son. This is no better than copy and paste for our cuntry’s political parties.

    They think that we can not have a president or even a leader from somewhere. Please reassess your ideologies and give chance to others to try and be leaders also.

  5. MAMA says:

    Udf and dpp aford aaaaah !!!

    Panopa dpp

    Zonsezi za ku ntundu
    Nde wanthu panopa wanapenya
    2o19 zonsexi mxiiiiiiiiiiiii

  6. R.I.P Afford there is no resurrection for this party don’t fool yourself.

  7. Koma iwe Chihana mkazi wakoyo tizalanda pompano.. mkazi wabwino ngati uyu kutengana ndi mtumbuka ngati ameneyu?? very bad

  8. nyoni says:

    Bwana Chihana zikuchita kuoneka kuti Tadalayo munamtenga kumwera kapena pakati. Simtumbuka ameneyo. Kakaladi kabwino koziwa kuyang’na mwachikondiyo angakhale mtumbuka. Ndipo tilibe Tadala ku mpoto.Is she your first wife? I dont think so, she is likely to be your second choice. mbambadi mwana namwali anabadwa.

  9. Kadakwiza says:

    My advice to Hon. Enock Chihana is that he better resign now to pave way for other to take over. We want AFORD to form the next government after 2019 elections not just 10 Mps

  10. Tiyeni nazoni popeza kulota satumana. Koma mukazapanga resign ndiye chipani chanucho azatenga ndani bwana chihana? Chipani chimenechi mukanangochikakamira nokha mpakana chithere mmanja mwanu bwana. Kodi mesa chipani munachipinyolisa kale ku PP ichi?

  11. Jose' says:

    AFORD is no longer a party but a club. klkkkkkk

  12. Roots says:

    I agree but do not get swallowed by the ruling party as u did with PP. I thought we communicated to you on the same that build and strengthen your party but you ignored the advice. Never mind, we will still give you a second chance

  13. Chilongo says:

    A Chihana you need to enhance your tolerance spirit before you embark on this journey

  14. Dikisan says:

    Udzaluzalo iwe amene ukunawe. chipani chinatha . Tamavomerani zinazi. Ulindiyani iwe? Ngati ufuna kupusitsa athu akwanu , go ahead!

  15. Khalidwe says:

    Just a simple comment to the editor, in this day and age, every moment is captured with at least 3 or 4 pictures, and it is easy to capture great pictures. I am sure Mrs. Chihana will not like this picture with her eyes caught in THAT rolled position…be kinder next time when you choose how to portray people to the world…

  16. Kau says:

    A Chihana mkazi wanu tisazapezane maso ndi maso. Mulandidwa ndithu.

  17. CONGO MAFIA says:

    I salute you Chihana for the initiatives of uplifting the aspirations and expectations as a party. Learning from the past mistakes something positive may errupt from it. Unlike other political parties that put effigy of dead founders of their parties on party clothes.

  18. zeni_zeni says:

    Its true this party should be preserved as one of the political parties which advocated the multiparty democracy in this country. Infact I am one the people who is deeply concerned when it comes issues about the downfall of AFORD.

  19. Uchindami says:


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