Karonga Central Parliamentarian Frank Mwenefumbo has expressed interest to contest at the upcoming lliance for Democracy (AFORD).
This comes amidst reports that the party’s National Executive has pushed further, the dates for the convention from 16 December this year to April 2018.
But speaking at a press conference which he hosted in the capital Lilongwe, Mwenefumbo pointed out that the decision to change the dates was not a decision by the majority and that it has to be revisited.
“In the way the late Chakufwa Chihana taught us, it is about upholding the decision of the majority,” Mwenefumbo explained.
In a separate interview AFORD President Enock Chakufwa Chihana, stressed that Mwenefumbo’s interest to contest is his democratic right.
Chihana however said the dates remain unchanged because the party needs to sort out its structures.
“Aford is a democratic party and it also encourages intra-party democracy so anyone is free to contest at any position.”
“I am the President who has information, I speak for the party. When Mwenefumbo speaks the party has not spoken because he is just a Member of Parliament for AFORD,” he said.
AFORD last held its convention in 2013.
The party did not field a presidential candidate in the 2014 tripartite elections.