AFORD’s Chihana returns home, clarifies prolonged absence
Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) president, Enock Chihana, returns to Malawi after a more than a month long absence and missing the Budget Session of Parliament, saying he was attending the Pan-African parliament meeting in South Africa.
Chihana, son to pro-democracy hero, Chakufwa Tom Chihana, has been engaged in a political fight with Karonga Central legislator, Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo, who claims he is the rightful president of the party after a convention last May.
But Chihana said he would “clarify through a press briefing” on a number of issues making rounds about the party.
“I’ve been away for equally important meeting including the Pan-African Parliament meeting in South Africa where I was elected the parliament’s vice president. I will inform the country and AFORD’s membership on a number of issues,” said Chihana in a telephone interview.
But Mwenifumbo said, in another interview recently, that Chihana was “an absentee” president for the party.
And, the party’s vice president, Precious Chisi, said that upon his arrival AFORD will run an intensive campaign in the northern region.
“We’re highly optimistic that AFORD will be great again in the North. A lot of potential candidates are willing to contest as parliamentarians and ward councilors on our ticket,” boasted Chisi.
AFORD had 33 seats in parliament in 1993 in the country’s first democratic elections. It only has two now, Chihana and Mwenifumbo.
These guys are both confused
Both Enock Chinana and Frank Mwenifumbo need to be schooled in the basic of what the democracy which AFORD founder and leader Chakufwa Chihana and his colleagues fought hard for Malawi to enjoy. Sadly the conduct of both Enock Chihana and Frank Mwenifumvo reflect greed for power and not a commitment to the basic priciples of democracy. AFORD sadly is dead and finished, because of the greed and selfishness of individuals. And yet Malawi will never enjoy the democracy that Chakufwa Chihana fought so bravely for, unless the people of the North stop being cheated by selfish and corrupt individuals… Read more »
Mr. Chisi please you have to know that Aford is not for the North only but other regions as well,
your behavior of associating Aford with North is what is called nepotism.Mr Chihana you don’t need to make a press briefing on any issue as you are no longer relevant, your plans to kill a ford has failed