Former Petauke MP Dora Siliya interacts with other politicians before Rupiah Banda announced his support for Edgar Lungu
Former Petauke MP Dora Siliya interacts with other politicians before Rupiah Banda announced his support for Edgar Lungu

FORMER Transport and Communications minister Dora Siliya has announced that she will stand as Member of Parliament (MP) for Petauke Central.

On Thursday the Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the High Court that allowed the former Petauke lawmaker to recontest the seat after it was nullified for electoral malpractice.

The judgement comes almost after two years since the Petauke Central seat was nullified by the Supreme Court in June 2013.
At a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday Ms Siliya said, “After much reflection, I have decided to stand again in Petauke.

My conviction is that governance does well when ever more women and the youth participate too. We have to create an atmosphere where women and the youth do not fear politics because of insults, persecution and simple mindedness by those who want power only for themselves.”

She added that although the period remaining before the term ends is short she will stand again and honour the people of Petauke for giving her support during her political career.

“There is no greater honour than serving people who have thrust confidence upon you by electing you to serve them. No greater honour indeed,” she said.

Ms Siliya has however not indicated which political party she will stand on as no political party has approached her to stand on their ticket.

“As far as am aware, no national secretary of any political party, not even allegedly my own, the MMD, has called to request me to stand on their ticket. I am consulting widely but ultimately it is the people of Petauke who will decide which platform I use whether as an independent candidate or not. I will advise at the right time,” she said.

She said she is looking to work with politicians of like minds, who value that political office is purely through the people’s power.

“I want to join men and women who are not afraid to make tough decisions and move our country forward. I want to be with a party that has room to improve intra-party democracy and will emphasise discipline. I look forward to working with a group of politicians especially youthful men and women who want to start a new movement, an agenda to champion one Zambia one nation and prosperity for all,” she said.

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    • Dora siliya is a new concubine for the Kachasu Man. Obvious she is contesting under the ticket of her new man-friend’s party-the Pathetic failures of Panga Family if you like.

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    • ba hildah please respect others so that they can respect you and your Satanist leader hh.

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    • DONT KNOW WHY SHES EVEN BEATING ABOUT THE BUSH THIS WOMAN ,
      IF SIMBAO AND THAT MASAITI MMD MPS WERE TOLD BY RB TO RECONTEST WHY ARE U PIPO WASTING YOUR ENERGY THAT DORA SHOULD THINK TWICE.
      DORA IS A CONCUBINE OF RB SO IS MWANAKATWE MARGARET AND PF HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY RB WITH LUNGU AS CARE TAKER .
      RB IS STANDING AS PF/MMD PRESIDENT FOR 2016 SO DORA IS RB’S GIRLFRIEND AND THEY ALL KNOW THAT HES INCREASING HIS NUMBERS FROM HIS MMD COMPATRIOTS.
      DORA IS MBEBA CLAN AND MBEBA CLANS ARE RULING AND MORE NUMBERS IN RB
      DORA +PETAUKE + RB = RB 2016 PF/MMD

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    • DORA CHISUSU PLEASE JOIN YOUR HUBBY RB IN PF SO THAT TOGETHER AS IN 2011 U SHALL LOSE TOGETHER

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    • it’s PF, she was seen wearing both MMD and PF Vitenges. she is not sure like a Hule in a bar who does not know which man to go for.

      She has done nothing for Petauke Central.. apart from Insulting people. Wonder how she would talk about youth being that she is such a bad example to the youth and young Girls.

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    • Guys when are you going to learn to respect each other surely such comments are not good for the nation at let us advise each other the way forward.

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  1. “an agenda to champion one Zambia one nation and prosperity for all,” she said.

    Well come home sweet Dora. I can see a green chitenge on the other side. Bravo!!

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  2. Ba Dora Siliya bali abantu, she even went as far as being accused of stealing something I don’t remember.
    But today, she can’t even find a political party she can fit in.

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    • Dora cant be UPND. she is too FOOLISH to join a progressive party like the UPND. Let her join PF so that she can overthrow Esther Lungu as first lady. Both Lungu and Dora are HIV Positive. Esther Lungu, tapali icakwe. Lungu alaupa Dora.

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  3. MMD is on Record to say that they you will be allowed to contest on the MMD ticket because you are in good standing with the party, Madam. I think there is no shame among thieves in saying that you want to contest on PF ticket than start muddying the water saying no one from MMD asked you. MMD is your party, all you need to do is tell the party that I wish to re-contest for my seat and if they say no, that is when you can start making those Siliya Silly Speeches.

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    • Dora has higher ambitions than Petauke (she commands a fair crowd and receives quite some attention). Given her past misdemeanour she may do well to engage PR people for image re-building to pit her wits against other heavyweights and pave way for Zambia’s first female on the biggest prize. She has a smile which helps. She said and I quote ‘We have to create an atmosphere where women and the youth do not fear politics…’. A loaded line. Dora feels bigger than MMD and it’s fair to say that she is. MMD start to rebuild post-RB and post Dora. I would be very surprised if Dora came back to MMD for permission to re-contest on their ticket. Dora is either going on PF (most likely) or UPND. But if she can reconcile her beliefs with her party of choice she will be a hot ticket.

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    • Another word of advice for Dora and MMD: i) Dora don’t spend too much time hoping all over the place lest you should have the ‘recycled’ tag on you. ii) MMD move on there is always a path in front of everyone. Make one if there isn’t!

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  4. Bakateka ba lungu inga ili lyahi lyamba ukumfwika? Even u want to be going out with Ba Dora silya. But anyaway, Dora is more beautiful than your………………………………………………………………………………

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  5. It is obvious,she should not pretend not to have already made a choice.Our politics are immoral.

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  6. As usual, despite her stink mouth and under performance in Petauke Constituency, she will win with a Landslide victory. She is a hero among the people there. Each time she visits Petauke, traffic comes to a stand still.

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  7. It will very sad to see this corrupt and foul-mouthed woman back in parliament. Well, anything goes in Zambia.

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  8. just get on with your party PF ,we know already,how is your boyfriend BJ .Actually u can only win on PF.

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  9. So in these constituencies where the MMD lost due to the then PF contesting the election results, there are no other people who can stand other than the same corrupt ones who lost in court? today PF has gone to bed with the MMD and these people are clean? Iyee ba Sata ifyo mwa tushiila, God Help Us!!!

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  10. What’s wrong with this Hildah Malama buffoon? She just shows the stupidity of being allowed to have access to a computer when you are missing a few brain cells.

    Back to the Dora story. I can’t stand that silly screeching woman.

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  11. …On a very sober note: To all genuine and well meaning Zambians and especially those who shared a cup of tea with SATA or those original members of PF like Kambwili, Miles, Scott, Kalaba, Judge Ngoma etc…

    Do you think SATA would have accepted or allowed what is happening now between MMD & PF?

    Remember that SATA was so bitter with MMD after the failed third term bid that he really wanted nothing to do wit MMD such that he formed his own party – PF.

    Edgar Lungu aitaya !!!

    VIVA HH.

    The MMD thieves have regrouped in PF. Shame!!!!!!!!!

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  12. @Chanda Chilengu and Hildah Malama, you’re 100% tongas hiding behind bemba names.simply saying you are not ok with your tribe,what a shame!!!THEN TELL ME,IF HH ACCEPTED TO WORK WITH WILLIAM BANDA,LIFWEKELO,CHANDA CHIMBA,KATELE KALUMBA,ETC THEN WHY CANT PF WORK WITH DORA SILIYA?WHO IS MORE SMARTER BETWEEN THEM?am pretty sure that if Dora Siliya choose tribal UPND,she’ll be praised by all of u tongas!!!TO U ONLY A PERSON SUPPORTING YOUR TONGA HH IS CLEAN,WISE,ECT YEAH?recall God sees beyond u and thats why your HH will ever be losing!!!DORA SILIYA IS VERY FAMOUS IN PETAUKE AND SHE’LL 100% RETAIN HER SEAT!!!BE REAL GUYS!!

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  13. Only a fool does not know that Dora is now PF,she want to be smart to create an impression that LUNGU’s PF is better than SATA’s PF. WAKO NI WAKO.

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  14. Dora, whatever you do, please don t join PF or Rainbow, remember how they have persecuted you. Have a sense of dignity.

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  15. If Dora dares to get into the PF boat, she risks being thrown over board in the mid sea. You can’t insult Sata in life and death and comfortably enjoy the fruits of the party he painstakingly formed and groomed.

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    • Ba Lusaka Times, what’s insulting about the word tr!bal!st? Dora is the worst bigot in Zambia and it’s no wonder alasunda napa bed, cisusu>

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  16. Kanshi Ba Dora which policies do you believe in that you should start shopping for a party? Stand as an independent to save the little integrity left in you

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  17. Dora is an ambitious woman and I really like her

    You can mark word, this beautiful Dora will be the First Woman President of Zambia.

    Go Dora Go! Ala you are the ONE to be, and I will even come and marry you. First Man.

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  18. I don’t know why Dora thinks she is a bleessing to Zambian politics. What do you have to offer you betwetting woman? Has Petauke run out of people? Zambian politics are disgusting.

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  19. Leave Dora alone, you are saying she going to overthrow the First Lady, we can equally say that Maureen is going to do the same to Mrs. HH, You say Dora is HIV positive then your Maureen and Masebo are also HIV positive. So it is okay for Masebo, Maureen, Mutati, Nalumango, that old William Banda, etc to join upnd and not good for others to join PF. It is Dora’s right to join any party she wants. upnd are still bitter becoz RB, Dora supported PF during the last Presidential elections. Just shut up.

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  20. Ati Christian nation,yesterday you were in church today you are insulting people
    What a shame

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