Mwenifumbo contradicts Chihana on Aford future

Karonga central legislator  Frank Mwenifumbo has said his political rival in Alliance for Democracy (Aford) Enoch Chihana has no powers to call for a policy conference in October, saying he is not Aford leader.

Mwenifumbo: Aford leadership legitimacy issue is not even in court,  but contempt

In an interview with Nyasa Times on Wednesday, Mwenifumbo said Chihana has failed even to call for a national executive committee meeting and he remains an illegitimate leader of Aford.

“After all, we already called for the policy conference due in November and we announced this through our resolution of the NEC meeting we held a few months ago in Mzuzu at Mphatso Motel and a rally we  held at Mzuzu Upper Stadium,” he said.

Added Mwenifumbo: “He is copying on what we did. Enock has failed even to constitute a NEC. You don’t make such substantive  announcements single-handedly.”

This follows Chihana’s announcement on Tuesday in which he said the party will hold a policy conference in October which he said will endorse him and decide whether Aford will go for a coalition or not.

Chihana also claimed there is no leadership wrangle in Aford, saying it is only Mwenifumbo who was causing confusion in Aford for claiming the party presidency.

He said Aford has no time with Mwenifumbo, saying they will meet in court.

But Mwenifumbo said the issue of the Aford leadership legitimacy is not even in court.

“We are in court already following his lawsuits. Unfortunately, his lawsuits are not bordering on legitimacy but on contempt so I am not sure how he thinks the judge will rule on who is the rightful candidate,” he said.

Mwenifumbo said Aford and him have written Chihana several times, asking him to resolve the matter politically and amicably but Chihana has rejected the olive branch.

He said Chihana needs to refile his lawsuit on legitimacy.

“Secondly, how does he predict the judge will rule on his favour  and what makes him think there shall be no appeal. He cannot be talking of calling for Aford convention when he is not the president of Aford,” said Mwenifumbo.

Political scientist Ernest Thindwa said the problem in Aford, just like in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, Peoples Party and the United Democratic Front is that leaders take parties as personal farms.

He said the leaders think just because the parties were founded by their fathers or relations, then they need to inherit them, saying this is why there are resistance when new faces pop up to challenge the founding member syndrome.

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Ghost of Nyasas
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Ghost of Nyasas

Frank Mwenifumbo is a political postitute who was first at a rally of Bakili in Karonga to call for a THIRD TERM for Bakili. Then having been elected again as Aford MP for a second term he was amongst the first to support Bingu in Bingu’s fight with Bakili and was even instrumental in Bingu’s marginalisation of UDF and the formation of DPP after Bingu and Mwenifumbo came back loaded with U S Dollars from Taiwan, using the dollars to buy support for Bingu. The same Mwenifumbo fought for leadership with Chakufwa. The same Mwenifumbo at a rally in Zomba… Read more »

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

Komatu osokoneza ndi a bambo a Chihana wa. Adaluza ku convention koma sakufuna kuvomereza, we all saw that. Akutenga chipani ngati farm ya state ake. Foolish.

sosoloza
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I remember when late Chakufwa was the leader of AFORD Frank Mwenifumbo did the same tactic of dividing AFORD this was after he went to China with the late Bingu Wa Mtalika. This was done at Anglican Church hall in Mzuzu. Mwenefumbo was in front to challege Chakufwa with no reason at all. Today Frank is doing the same and I wonder why Don Msowoya is following Mwenefumbo whom he knows is a confusionist. His call to rejoin the party was with suspition and indeed he join the party just to distroy. Frank you are a shame to the people… Read more »

winston msowoya
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Chihana-Mwenifumbo,please cooldown your time has gone as Chakufwa himself.You have to put the interest of Malawians and the country first.Malawians, especially the Northerners,this is the time to come together and contribute to todays circumstances.We in diaspora,strongly advise you brothers and sisters to join millions of Malawians who have chosen to go with Chilima under the banner of UTM which is most likely to win the 2019 national elections with credible triumph. Chihana and Mwenifumbo,you are a stambling-block for personal power.The fact that,the North is brutally segregated,it is our fortune time to wholeheartedly embrance national revolutionary front led by brilliant and… Read more »

Truth Only Shall Free Us
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Truth Only Shall Free Us

DPP and particularly octogenarians APM and Goodall Gondwe having forgotten that the same Mwenifumbo was dancing on the corpse of Bingu wa Mutharika even before cold, are now his friends. Mwenifumbo will sell out to any one he can loot from, Indians, DPP and others so that his whores and he live as King and Queens. A thoroughly detestable goon would sell his mother if he needed to that is who Mwenifumbo is. Enock Chihana between the two is more trustable. Mwenifumbo is a selfish goon.

che nnungu
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I hate this man. I wished i had a gun

Kadzakumanja
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Kadzakumanja

Chipani chinatha ngati nsalu ya nyanda ichi. Siyani ndale. You are just wasting your time and money…anthu amangokudyerani basi.

Morgan
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Mwenefumbo should shut up. You praise this notorious government when people are crying. You seem to be a plant for the out going DPP

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

I feel the same way, the best these people can do is just to disband Aford, because it will never recover again, even people of Northern region do not support this party. They are supporting MCP, UTM and DPP. This time around no one who will stand on Aford ticket will make it to parliament. So I advice Mwenefumbo and Chihana just to join any of the parties I have mentioned above.

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