Chaos in Aford as Dan Msowoya declares self Aford president

Former Alliance for Democracy (Aford) spokesperson Dan Msowoya has declared himself  president of the party until the a convention is held  in April  where new office bearers will be ushered in.

Dan Msowoya: Claims he is Aford leader until convention

Msowoya and some Aford members who included Christopher Ritchie, Dan Msowoya, Owen Mumba and Ernest Kanyenda, had dragged embattled Aford  president  Enock Chihana to court arguing  that the president’s term had expired hence he had no authority to act as president.

Justice Charles Mkandawire granted a restraining order against Msowoya and other and reinstated Enoch Chakufwa Chihana  to oversee the holding of a convention.

Msowoya said he is legitimate Aford leader by virture of being Aford chairperson of the elections committee which he said  has a five-year term of office in the party’s constitution.

“I am in control of Aford now until elections are held,” said Msowoya.

But Chihana said the constitution which Msowoya is basing his claim on section 7.3 (8) does not state that he takes over leadership of the party.

Chihana said Msowoya is trying to bring confusion in Aford.

A wrangle in Aford ensued over disagreement on when to hold a convention. One camp, led by Karonga Central legislator Frank Mwenifumbo, has been pushing for a convention to be held this month as per the constitution of the party, but Chihana has maintained that the party’s elective conference would be held in April next year, to give members ample time to prepare.

Mwenifumbo has declared interest to compete in the presidency. He is likely to face Chihana, whose leadership has come under contention for a long time.

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4 years ago

MCP parterner in a re-run going stronger by day.

Angel of Doom
Angel of Doom
4 years ago

Msowoya did not declare himself President of AFORD, Msowoya declared himself the legitimate custodian of the party seal, after the mandated term of the president expired ages ago.

Not surprising seeing that in the world today lies make for good reading.

Biti John
Biti John
4 years ago

Kulimbirana blanket ya malemu😂😂😂
Don’t see anything worthto be fighting for in aford ….

Prof. Mathanyula
4 years ago

Koma kumeneko. AFORD yinatha ngati Makatani. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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