Secretary General of Alliance for Democracy (Aford) Khwauli Msiska has resigned from his post and also withdrawn his membership from the party.
Khwauli said he has resigned from the party because its leadership – under lawmaker Enock Chihana – is using the party for self-serving on political interest.
“After a thoughtful and deep reflection of the party’s political status, I have come to a painful conclusion that the current Aford leadership has lost focus in terms of the core values of democracy upon which the party was founded,” said Msiska in his resignation letter.
“The party is virtually reduced to serving interests of an individual, putting itself at the mercy of a highest bidder,” he added.
Khwauli said by resigning from Aford he was “ responding positively to the numerous calls and appeals from party members and supporters countrywide who feel equally disappointed.”
On his next move, Khwauli said he intends to dedicate more time to his private life with his family “while reflecting on my political future.”
Aford was founded by trade unionist Chakufwa Chihana (father to Rumphi Central Parliamentarian, 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.