Enock Chihana Panting ,Threatens To Fire Frank Mwenifumbo As He Joins AFORD Presidential Race
Enock Chihana who is AFORD President is reportedly sweating and under pressure upon learning that Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga central constituency, Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo on Thursday presented his letter for the presidential race in AFORD at the leadership convention slated for December 16 threatening to fire him from the party.
Mwenifumbo presented himself to Aford at a news conference which was broadcasted live from Tuntufye radio, one of the community radio station in Karonga, at Peacock hotel in Lilongwe.
The event was attended by Aford excutive members that included secretary general Christopher Ritchie, district chairpersons and regional governors.
“Alliance for Democracy believes that we are all equal under the law, as such I would like to invoke the tenet of equity . In exercising both my constitutional and birth right , I would like to announce that in response to the overwhelming request from members of AFORD to stand as a presidential candidate of the forth coming convention , I hereby humbly announce that I have accepted the request to contest as party president in the up coming Elective national convention ,” said Mwenefumbo.
Speaking after presenting the letter to the party’s Secretary General, Mwenifumbo said he is fully focused on making Aford stronger again and influential party.
Mwenifumbo said with his team he shall initiate a reconciliation process across the board , intra party and to all those who love Aford.
The party needs K30 million for the convention.
However, Chihana insisted that the convention will be in April next .
In his speech on Tuesday in Karonga, Chihana vowed to fire any member bringing confusion in the party.
According to him, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed before the indaba.
He said the party is expecting more Members of Parliament (MPs) and other influential people to join it in a few months to allow more contestants for positions in the party and holding the convention in December would leave out potential people who can help finance the party.