The Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) has on Wednesday attacked the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government for what it claims plot to kill the political future of northerners, saying they are reviving the party to put their stamp on national politics.
Member of Parliament and prominent frontline troop of Aford, Frank Mwenifumbo said in Karonga during the political rally organized by AFORD president Enoch Chihana.
The comments were in reaction to DPP secretary general Gridezer Jeffrey wa Jeffrey that that northerners will not produce president.
Mwenifumbo said despite being despised or undermined, northerners are the backbone of the county’s political history.
“Frontline troops of pro-democracy were mostly northernors championed by Aford’s founding president late Chakufwa Tom Chihana,” he said.
“May be Jeffrey is not aware about the political history of this country. Let me school her, we are the backbone,” said Mwenifumbo
According to him, the first person to formulate a political party in the country, Nyasaland African Congress was Levie Mumba from the north, the one who formulate the country’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Orton Chirwa was from the north and that the one who brought multiparty in the country Chakufwa Thom Chihana was from the north.
Former DPP national campaign director Bessie Chirambo described President Peter Mutharika leadership undemocratic, arrogant, regionalistic and tribalistic.
According to her, Mutharika believe that he can run government with people from the Lomwe belt only.
“Thus why I decided to dump DPP and join AFORD. I don’t want to be Yudas Iscariot like other northerners who are still with DPP,” she said.
Hundreds of Karonga residents attended the rally.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :