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Former AFORD Secretary General Khwauli Msiska resigned from his post and also withdrawn his membership from the party when he claimed Enock Chihana is using the party for self-serving on political interest.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