President Rupiah Banda Thursday afternoon addressed a mammoth rally in Malambanyama area in Chibombo district, a day after he successfully filed in his nomination papers.
President Banda who was in the company of senior MMD officials arrived at Malambanyama to a thunderous welcome by scores of Chibombo residents.
The President took time to wave at the chanting crowd and shook hands with people who had turned up for the rally.
And President Banda says is very happy to have his first rally in Chibombo District where his predecessor Dr Levy Mwanawasa hailed.
Mr Banda says it is appropriate for the rally to be held in the area because the people of Chibombo had supported President Mwanawasa in 2006 and gave him hundred percent votes during the 2006 elections.
He has demanded issue based campaigns from politicians taking part in the elections.
Mr Banda says Zambians should question the history of some leaders aspiring for presidency and what they want to do once voted into office.
He says the people of Zambia should not allow political leaders to insult one another in front of children for them to win votes.
And President Banda says he is still not satisfied with success of the MMD.
Mr Banda has asked the people of Chibombo for another mandate to accomplish his development programmes.
At the same rally President Banda introduced Keembe Parliamentary Constituency candidate Lieutenant General Ronnie Shikapwasha.
And General Shikapwasha thanked the MMD for adopting him.
Earlier former Vice President Enock Kavindele says President Banda deserves another mandate because he has managed to unite Zambians.
Mr Kavindele has warned that Zambia risks reversing its economic gains if President Banda is not elected.
And United Liberal Party President Sakwiba Sikota says the best way Chibombo residents would honour late President Mwanawasa is by voting for President Banda.
Mr Sikota says President Banda has managed to deliver within the last two and half years he has served as republican president.