Chihana says Aford postpones convention over ‘security fears’, shifted to May 1

The Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) which was supposed to hold its national convention from April 28 to 29 this weekend has shifted the convention to May 1next Monday, citing overall security concerns.

Chihana: Convention will be held on May 1

Malawians, led by civil society organisations (CSOs), are heated for demonstrations which have been fuelled by the now talked-about K4 billion scam.

AFORD incumbent president, Enoch Chihana, said the party had resolved through a meeting Thursday that the indaba be adjourned.

During the meeting where the convention’s working committee gave its report on a number of issues, unanimously agreed for a shift.

“Our convention begins on Saturday [April 28], and that means most of the delegates will start arriving tomorrow [April 27] which is the planned day for nationwide protests. As a party we thought we should not jeopardise the lives of our own. No one is sure what tomorrow [April 27],” said Chihana.

Chihana, son to AFORD founder Chakufwa Chihana, acknowledged that they were really some quarters within the meeting that did not agree with the decision.

“Of course they were some not in agreement with the decision. But the this is AFORD agenda, and anyone who is against the decision is against AFORD agenda,” said Chihana.

Looking calm and composed throughout the interview, Chihana said preparations are done for the national elections meet.

“We have done the verification and accreditation of about 70 percent of the delegates. The law says we simply need 50+1, so, we are good to go,” said Chihana.

On May 1, which is International Labour Day and a public holiday, Chihana is expected to battle it out with Karonga Central legislator, Frank Mwenifumbo.

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4 years ago

Drama group called Aford..!!!!!!

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
4 years ago

Right now is hard to comprehend Chihana’s jargon.He is beating about the bush,all this is to attempt a coup-detat’ against the very popular Mwenifumbo the darling of the AFORD supporters and other Malawians.What I would like to advise the AFORD SUPPORTERS is that they must not fall into Chihana’s crooked propaganda with an intention of undermining Mwenifumbo.At present he is trying hard to undermine the wiil and choice of the voters.Candidly speaking, he is worthless to be the leader of AFORD heading to the forth-coming national elections in 2019.What Malawians must know is that AFORD did not belong to Chakufwa… Read more »

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