Aford sets April 28 as new date for convention

The Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has set a date for its convention in fulfillment of a court order and will take place between April 28 and 29 this year.

Chihana (left) and Frank Mwenefumbo: Face each other at convention

Initially, the convention was supposed to be convened on December 29 last year, but was shifted to April 7 this year. It was postponed again and the party Events Committee agreed to hold the elective convention on the stated dates in Lilongwe.

Aford spokesman  Khumbo Mwaungulu said  the convention at Lilongwe Teachers’ College will be held at a minimum budget of K15 million.

Karonga Central member of Parliament (MP) Frank Mwenifumbo has expressed interest to contest for Aford  presidency against Enock Chihana at the forth coming  convention.

Some party members have labelled Mwenifumbo as a sell out.

But Mwenifumbo has since denied allegations that he is only fighting for the party’s leadership to sell it to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) afterwards, saying these are mere allegations.

He said: “I don’t know what it means by selling a party. I was not there when twice Aford made an alliance with United Democratic Front (UDF) and I was not there when Aford aligned itself with the Malawi Congress Party (MCP). I wasn’t there in recent times when Aford decided not to field a presidential candidate and ask all members of the party to vote for People’s Party’s candidate (PP).  Those who did are the ones to be called culprits and not me! I love the party and I want to rebuild it.”

The  current president who is also Rumphi Central MP, Chihana, said there is nothing wrong with Mwenifumbo contesting for the party’s presidency, saying he has the right to do so in a democratic world.

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4 years ago

Mwenifumbo, a question for you, do you know the difference between an ‘ALLIANCE’ a political party enters with another party and SELLING to another party? Bwana Frank, you SOLD yourself to support DPP, then to PP. Malawi will never ever develop with Mwenifumbo and politicians, who dominate politics of Malawi because they will sell themselves to any party in power for personal gain, not for the development of the country. Look at DPP, it is full of members who were, UDF, was full of MCP members, look at PP it is full of DPP members. Enock was a minister in… Read more »

4 years ago


4 years ago

Malawi will never change at the rate its going. In fact it will be on a fast lane to oblivion.

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