Karonga Central member of Parliament (MP) Frank Mwenefumbo has rejoined the Alliance for Democracy (Aford), saying he wants to complement existing skills and experience in Aford ahead of the 2019 Tripartite Elections.
Mwenefumbo was unveiled yesterday during a news conference in Lilongwe amid suggestions that he was a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) plant to destabilise Aford.
But the legislator said he had voluntarily returned to Aford.
He said: “Aford wants to see to it that the express wishes and aspirations of Malawians are met. I just want to complement the existing skills and experience in the party so that we take over power during the 2019 Tripartite Elections. I am here to stay.”
Mwenefumbo, who won his parliamentary seat as an independent in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections, said he had the full support of his constituents and the people of Karonga District to rejoin Aford.
During the briefing, Aford president Enock Chihana, who is also Rumphi Central MP, asked Malawians to give his party the vote of confidence in 2019, saying it can manage the country better.
He said: “Aford is the only party that was created to defend, protect and enhance democracy. If given the chance even for two years, Aford can deliver and govern better than any other party has ever ruled this country.”
Chihana dismissed assertions that Aford was on the brink of extinction, challenging that the party will not die until it accomplishes its mission. n