President Rupiah Banda says he is elated that the MMD has retained the Mpulungu Parliamentary seat.
President Banda says the victory is encouraging, because Mpulungu is a gate way to the Northern Province.
He however said he is sad that the MMD has lost the Chilanga Parliamentary by-election to the UPND.
But he has congratulated the UPND for scooping the seat.
Meanwhile, President Banda said he does not regret the expulsion of former Chilanga MP Ng’andu Magande from the MMD, as the party still has many MPs.
President Banda was speaking to journalists at Lusaka’s City Airport shortly before he left for Eatsern Province.
The President has flown to Chipata.