President Rupiah banda says PF Kasama Member of Parliament Geoffrey Mwamba reversed his announced resignation because he realised that the seat could have been scooped by the MMD.
Mr Banda says the MMD was ready for the by election had Mr Mwamba not rescinded his decision.
He observed that the MMD is gaining ground in the northern Province saying the Party performed better and managed to narrow the gap in the last by election because of its hard work.
The President said this when he addressed scores of Kasama residents who welcomed him Saturday at Kasama Airport enroute to Mungwi to attend the Ukusefya Pa Ngwena traditional ceremony of the Bemba people.
And President BANDA says Zambia is destined for greater things if citizens work hard and remain united.
He urged Zambians to emulate the hard work and spirit of unity the country’s freedom fighters stood for.