Aford sets date for ‘make-or-break’ convention: Chihana running scared of losing presidency

The Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has finally set a date for its convention to  take place on December 16 this year.

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Karonga Central legislator Frank Mwenifumbo, who has been instrumental in the revival of the party which once controlled all parliamentary seats in the north,  disclosed on Sunday at Chibavi  the convention will take place in Mzuzu where all positions will be up for grabs.

He said the convention expected to choose a presidential candidate in the 2019 elections.

“The convention will decide all policy issues,” he said.

Mwenifumbo said all position in the party will be up for grabs.

Meanwhile, the party’s leader Enoch Chihana is reportedly running scared of losing his control of the party and is against holding the convention.

Chihana is said to be backing aan alliance with Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  and People’s Party(PP).

But Aford vice-president Martha Chiumia  said the party will go ahead with the convention to enable it prepare in earnest for 2019 polls.

“Aford subscribes in democracy and leaders should get their mandater through a convention,” she said.

Asked if the party has found enough money for the convention, Chiumia was vague but optimistic.

Meanwhile, Aford has welcomed in its rank and file Ibrahim Swanke, who is former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor.

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4 years ago

Let me ask these other parties just to pave way for two giant parties MCP and DPP in the 2019 elections because ther is no way AFORD can win these elections it’s imposible why not join MCP or DPP the elections will move fairly well with these two parties competing why can’t we imitate America?

Evison Cizza Aford Nkhoma
Evison Cizza Aford Nkhoma
4 years ago

AFORD is the only best brand to rescue poor Malawians from all.its corners and this convention is the only seed to rely on for better harvest. Mulanje Tea Estates couldn’t be there for whites if Aford was on the control point and all these hangry mitchonas like Goodall, APM and oportunists like Dausi, Vuwa and all in their camp could not be billionaires out of tax money. If people think MCP is the answer I strongly advise all with such sick thoughts to look into.the matter critically as MCP and DPP are the same mafias in different symbols like hell,… Read more »

John Mwenyeheli
John Mwenyeheli
4 years ago

Here in the Lomwe belt and the South we welcome Aford with both hands. We need new thinking and leaders. We are tired of DPP thieves. PP theives, UDF thugs and killer MCP… Aford yemweyo kuti buuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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