AFORD to hold its national convention in March this year

By Chisomo Phiri

The Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) says its national convention will be held in March this year at a venue to be announced soon.

The party’s president Enock China disclosed this on Friday last week when the party unveiled over 80 new members at its headquarters in Lilongwe.

Chihana said: “We are planning to have a convention sometime during Easter (March end). We think that our programme of restructuring is going very well.”

The AFORD leader further quipped that attracting new members serves as proof that Malawians are believing in the party’s vision of “transforming Malawi into a middle income country.”

He vowed to contest solo during the 2025 elections, breaking from the Tonse Alliance ticket that triumphed during the 2020 court sanctioned Fresh Presidential Elections.

On social economic ills facing the nation,Chihana asked the reigning administration to work together with various stakeholders in coming up with solutions to the current challenges.

“The current government should wake up. Things are not going well in this country. They should not sleep on duty,” said Chihana.

AFORD came in the political lime light in 1993 and its founder the late Chakufwa Chihana is known as one of the key fighters for multiparty democracy in Malawi.