5 candidates to contest for presidency at Aford convention, set for April 28

Alliance for Democracy (Aford) convention has been set for April 28 and 29 in Lilongwe and party officials say five people, all male, have put up their names to contest for the position of president.

Msowoya (second from right) wants post of Secretary General .-Photo by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

The announcement comes barely a week after the High Court in Lilongwe threw away all the ligations which delayed the holding of the indaba, telling the party courts are not there to set dates for partyconventions and asked the officials to deal with their differences internally.

Party secretary general Christopher Richie said the party has managed to raise the K15 million needed for the convention.

“Some people have helped us with cash, others in kind like cattle and maize therefore all is set for the convention in Lilongwe,” said Ritchie.

The real battle for the presidency is pitied between incumbent and son to the founding father of the party, Enoch Chihana and former aide to Chakufwa Chihana, Karonga Central legislator Frank Mwenifumbo.

Others live abroad who include a Mr. Nkhoma, Kaseka Munthali and a Mr Mdule.

Aford long time member and former publicist Dan Msowoya is seeking the office of Secretary General.

The Mwenifumbo and Chihana factions have been engaged in war of wordsand legal battles which delayed the holding of the convention which was initially slate for last year.

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4 years ago

Pick madala goodal gondwe too kkkkkk

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
4 years ago

At last we have seen the names of the AFORD’S candidates for the 2019 General Elections.On behalf of the Malawian diaspora especially those from the North,we strongly support the candidacy of Frank Mwenefumbo who is the best candidate not only for the North based AFORD,but also the whole country.Brothers and Sisters of AFORD,taking into account that AFORD brought multiparty system in the country,it has been tribalistically neglected in the two Regions,but they cannot erase history until the end of the world.People from the North have done a profound job in the freedom struggle of our country,but still,they are regarded as… Read more »

4 years ago

Adada Winston Msowoya, Frank is a good candidate indeed but I wish to let you know that neither Aford nor anyone else brought multiparty in Malawi apart from western governments who planned and excuted the wave of democratisation. They are still dping the same to other target countries. No local entity should stand and claim of bringing change into this country.

4 years ago

Zipani zandale zisakharenso
Za ku pfuko ngati ufumu apa

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