The Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has finally set a date for its convention to take place on December 16 this year.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :