Aford drags  Mwenifumbo to court over irregularities: Lawyer Khonyongwa admits

No rain but pours in opposition Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) following the party’s decision to drag Karonga central legislator, Frank Mwenifumbo, who claims to be the rightful president of the party.

Aford MP Frank Mwenifumbo:  Sued

After all other means have failed, the National Executive Committee (NEC), headed by Enock Chihana, son to political czar Chakufwa Chihana, dragged to court Mwenifumbo and his team to invalidate their Area 49 meet claimed to be a convention.

Mwenifumbo claimed he had donated his personal house in the area as a national office for the party.

Tanilani Chipeta, chairman of the organizing committee of the convention, confirmed with Nyasa Times.

Also, speaking in corroboration, private practice lawyer, Gilbert Khonyongwa, said the development “can only be the only legal way to end the wrangles in AFORD” that have marred the party.

Khonyongwa said the decision would give the party a proper sense of direction.

Some of the grounds that have been presented against Mwenifumbo for not doing a proper convention are not having an organizing committee, and against a court order of a place he declared himself president of the party.

Charles Mkandawire, a High Court judge, had decreed that the convention should be held on May earlier this year but the Mwenifumbo camp had done otherwise.

Mwenifumbo is further accused of not submitting his nomination forms to the convention committee together with his committee members.

If the court rules against Mwenifumbo, he might be at risk of not submitting his nomination papers for constituency candidacy as an AFORD aspirant.

Enock Chihana will be declared real AFORD president.

Others in the “real” AFORD executive include Precious Chisi (vice president), Jane Themba (second vice president), Grace Chupa (secretary general) and Tanilani Chipeta (national party chairman), among other NEC positions.

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Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

Atumbuka tsopano. Olo ataphatikizana sangapose ma vote a udf. Thesegoats are just mbuzibasi. chitumbuka thooo

1638
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1638

Cry my beloved AFORD

mtete
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Personally I don’t think Mwenefumbo or Chihana are good leader. The former is too regionalistic, too much power hungry and too much a quarter system advocate while the latter thinks Aford is a family property. Please hold another convention and choose someone else.

Gubudu
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Gubudu

In the Tumbuka world nothing is ever straightforward!!!
AFORD is a dead party. No life in it. The simple and straight forward thing is to burry it BUT WHAT DO THEY DO, they are on each other’s necks fighting over this bare bone. Hopeless!!!!!

MAbvuto akula
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MAbvuto akula

This is pure confusion! Why fight now when elections are just around the corner. This is the end of AFORD.

niks
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niks

Atumbuka ndi makape zikukukanikani kupanga ndi chipani chomwe kwanu nkumangotsatila ndi kulalata basi.zitsilu

Telon
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A chitsilu ndi amai ako pobeleka munthu opanda nzeru ngati iweyo. How can you be so myopic to have stereotype views about Tumbukas? You will develop BP for your hatred of Tumbukas.

ndangodutsamo
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parading supporters or body guards?
Why do cheat ourselves that Malawi is a peaceful country when our leaders can’t walk without body guards.
Even church leaders are employing body guards …..is Malawi really safe, what picture our we potraying out there?

Truth Shall Free Malawians
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Truth Shall Free Malawians

Truly is this the sae AFORD, which Chakufwa Chihana was a leader of? The same AFORD which successfully fought for democracy? Both Frank Mwenifumbo and Enock Chihana are political prostitutes, they are busy fighting on the graves of Chakufwa Chihana, and many of his colleagues who have died. Best is to wind up AFORD and let the memory of those who founded AFORD be remembered in history. Mwenifumbo and Enock are selfish, power hungry men.

Dzambo
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Dzambo

But it looks this bloke Mwenefumbo, from His utterances, is trying to sell the party to dpp. Better Chihana.

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