Dora Siliya has applied to contest the P
etauke central parliamentary by election on PF ticket today but drama erupted when both the Constituency and District Chairperson rejected her application stating that she is not a PF member. Today was the deadline for applications. Petauke residents and PF party officials don’t want her but it seems some senior party officials in Lusaka want to impose her on them.
Just two days ago, some party officials including the District vice chairman Mr Phakens went to senior chief Kalindawalo to let him know the Party was considering adopting Dora but they got a shock when the chief and his indunas answered them to say adopt her if you want to kill your party. Kalindawalo further stated that I don’t want her because she has no respect and moreover she comes from Msanzala constituency, let her go and be a member of parliament in msanzala he said. According to sources all village headmen under senior chief kalindawalo have agreed not to vote for Dora siliya regardless of the party ticket she will contest the seat on. Villagers claim Dora insulted them in 2012 and add that they can’t vote for a person who has been insulting Sata. Kalindawalo consists of 5 out of the 7 ward’s petauke central has. The young brother to senior chief Kalindawalo (Machona Jere)has been going village to village since last year educating villages to accept whatever Dora will give them but vote for Allan Zulu on the polling day regardless of political affiliation such that 3 quarters of the villagers are saying they are going to vote for Allan Zulu.
Just this evening, Mr Machona who is in Lusaka at the moment called a friend saying am coming to petauke on Saturday, I need to finish what I started. It is most likely he will bring Allan Zulu the people’s choice but it is not yet known which political party will adopt him. Sources in UPND claim the party wants to convince him to be on their ticket.