Cracks  emerge in Aford, revamp project in tatters: Chihana calls for dismissal of Mwenifumbo

Cracks  have started to emerge in the Alliance for Democracy (Aford)  ahead of its make-or-break convention next month to elect its presidential candidate for 2019 Tripartite Elections as party president Enoch Chihana wants the contest to be cancelled and that favourite to succeed him, Karonga Central legislator Frank Mwenifumbo  should be fired.

Cracks open up in Aford between Chihana (r) anf Mwenifumbo

Chihana summoned some Aford member at his residence in Lilongwe after his return from Pretoria, South Africa and asked the rank and file to fire Mwenifumbo as he has expressed interest to run as Aford president at the convention.

He has also unliterary ordered that the  party’s general secretary Christopher Ritchie and regional chairman for the centre Mr Kamoto be removed from their positions, Nyasa Times understands.

Chihana accuses the two for  insubordination, charges which they dismiss as flimsy.

The Aford leader  is also dismissing the movement called ‘Revamp AFORD’ popularly known as RAMO .

Chihana claims Mwenifumbo is a “traitor” who wants sell the party to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) when he takes over the reins of Aford presidency

Mwenifumbo,  who is currently in Uganda for parliamentary  duties, saying he has learnt of the crisis in the party.

“I have heard there are some issues in the party but when  I come back home I will be able to understand them better,” he said.

The development comes after the official resignation of Chihana’s advisor on media, spokesperson and personal assistant Saulos Thindwa.

Mwenifumbo, however, said they will proceed with the decision to have a national convention in December, saying there is mounting demand for Aford to field a candidate in the 2019.

“The party will decide who should represent it in the elections,” he said.

Aford vice-president Martha Chiume confirmed that preparations for the indaba are underway.

“The party believes in democracy. By coming up with leaders through the convention, it will grow even further,” she said.

December 16 convention will be the first time Aford members are going to elect the party’s leaders since the announcement of a movement to revamp the party run by its sole legislator, Enoch Chihana.

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mkandawire
mkandawire
4 years ago

tumbuka belt

Morgan
4 years ago

Atumbuka atani? Sumaona bakili mmene amakondera akumpoto.president wopanda sankho. Now listen,atumbuka NDi a Ku rumphi. Mwenefumbo si mtumbuka.no tumbukas in nkhatabay,karonga,chitipa,mzimba,its only in rumphi.sikuti north basi ndi atumbuka. Enock remember you left chakufwa in afford and joined UDF, now you want to cling to afford as if its ur property. Let people decide pa convention,u can’t start firing members now. You don’t even have political stamina. Wananga vichi mwenefumbo.zelezaso ili. Are u a politician?

san
san
4 years ago

What else can you expect from Tumbuka,kukula mtima,nkhwidzi,kusatsutsika,kuzikonda,kudelerana,kudzimva etc,etc

santana
santana
4 years ago

You say Frank wants to take the party to DPP forgetting that you also said that you will support MCP in 2019.

CHOPINGO
CHOPINGO
4 years ago

AMENEWA NDIYE ATUMBUKA TIMADZIWA IFE. NDI TIANANKAFUMBWE TOVUTA KWAMBIRI, EVEN TOKHATOKHA SITIGWIRIZANA

Mzamani
Mzamani
4 years ago
Reply to  CHOPINGO

Mavi ghako mushewa iwe; its not about atumbuka; its about being a Malawian; what difference is there in PP, UDF? MCP? even in DPP, its just that they are in government; Malawians are like that including you son of a bitch

China
China
4 years ago

Atumbuka tsopano walijiletu nkharo. Enock is useless bola Mwenifumbo

malawian
malawian
4 years ago
Reply to  China

That’s not democracy we need convention akuchepa enock tiyeni tikathane ku court dziko silake antu siake akuganiza sitipenya onse achina atupele court is waiting for you.

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