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We don’t know our role in Tonse Alliance says AFORD

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The Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) president Enock Chihana says his party doesn’t know what its role or responsibility is in Tonse Alliance.  Chihana made the remarks in an interview with the local media on the status of Tonse Alliance which he said the alliance is just on paper and not on the ground.

“As AFORD, we don’t know our role and responsibility in this Alliance,” said Chihana adding that: “I guess that is also the case with other alliance partners. The alliance is as good as dead.”

Chihana further said current events are evidently indicating that the alliance is electoral and not based on governance. On this, Chihana proposed that the country must have a piece of legislation aimed at governing how alliances will be conducted.

The Tonse Alliance was formed in 2020 and ousted former President Peter Mutharika and his democratic progressive party (DPP). The alliance partners include Malawi Congress Party (MCP) led by President Lazarus Chakwera, UTM led by Vice President Saulos Chilima, and the People’s Party led by former President Joyce Banda.

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