Ms. Siliya announced her defection to the PF during a ceremony held in Petauke yesterday afternoon.
She also revealed that she has officially resigned from the MMD and have joined the PF with all 53 MMD branches wards constituency and Petauke district officials.
PF secretary general Davis Chama welcomed the decision by former Petauke member of Parliament Dora Siliya to recontest the seat under the ruling party.
Mr Chama said people are free to express their intentions to contest the Petauke seat under the PF by applying.
“We are a welcoming party. We embrace everyone,’’ Mr Chama said.
He said that the selection of candidates who will contest the Petauke and other parliamentary seats under the PF will be done in a democratic and transparent manner.
Mr Chama said that PF is willing to work with anyone who would like to join the party and that those interested should not hesitate to join the ruling party.
Speaking in an interview in Lusaka on Friday, Mr Chama said the PF is an attractive party which many people want to associate with.
He said the PF is an all-embracing party with an open door policy.
Former MMD Petauke Central Member of Parliament Dora Siliya has finally defected to the ruling PF.