Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) member of Parliament (MP) for Karonga Central Constituency, Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo, on Thursday presented his papers for the presidential race in the party.
AFORD is scheduled to hold a leadership-elective convention on December 16 at a venue to be identified.
Mwenifumbo presented himself to Aford membership at a news conference which was held at Golden Peacock hotel in Lilongwe.
The event was attended by Aford executive 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, and also to instill intra party democracy.
However, the future of the convention remain uncertain, as the incumbent AFORD president Enoch Chihana insisted that the convention will be in April next.
In his speech on Tuesday in Karonga, Chihana claimed that the party is expecting more Members of Parliament (MPs) and other influential people to join it in a few months coming 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.