One of the oldest political party that fought for multiparty in Malawi, Alliance for democracy (AFORD) has been making headlines in local media for the past few days.
The party has parried away rumours making rounds that it has cancelled the convention slated 16 December this year due to financial constrants.
Blessings Mduli Chirwa, Revamp Aford Movement (RAMO) secretary told Malawi News Hub that the convention is on and funds are available.
The party will hold its fourth convention in Mzuzu.
Chirwa disclosed that the party president Enock Chihana is the one pushing postponement of the convention. But he was unable to give details behind Chihana’s move to postpone the convention.
According to Chirwa the party will use between K5 million and K10 million.
Meanwhile party members have pledged K3.4 million towards convention.
Chirwa added that the party is running without a leader because the party’s mandate have been expired this year.
‘The party is constitutionally running without a leader since party’s mandate ended September this year’
Earlier this week some news outlets in the country reported that Chihana is pushing for the postponement of the convention to next year on two grounds ,financial proplems that the party is going through and that he is scared with Frank Mwenifumbo who have shown interest to contest on presidential seat.
On the presidential seat members have nomitated five candidates.
1. Rabbyce Nkhoma
2. Kondwani Khonje
3. Frank Mwenifumbo
4. Enock Chihana
5. Blessings Mduli Chirwa
6. Rev Maurice Munthali
Some notable names to contest in various positions include Loveness Gondwe, Wendy Harawa and Honourable Rabson Chihaula Shaba.
Attempts to seek comment from Honourable Frank Mwenifumbo was unsucessful.