President Rupiah Banda has urged his supporters to ignore the Post newspaper.
President Banda says the Post newspaper is a biased publication which always writes negative things about him.
And president Banda says only the politically blind Zambians were not seeing the developmental projects Government was implementing in all parts of the country.
The President said this upon arrival at Ndola International Airport Friday ahead of Saturday’s official opening of the Zambia International Trade Fair to be graced by Botswana President, Lieutenant General Seretse Ian Khama.
Speaking to a gathering that received him at the airport, President Banda said the ruling MMD party was national in character, represented by every tribe, province and district.
The President Banda said only the MMD Government and former ruling party UNIP had worked on most of the roads of the nation which had never been rehabilitated for over 20 years.
The President said the ruling MMD government had brought development in many areas of Zambia’s economy such as the construction of schools and health institutions and many others.
President Banda urged the MMD leaders in Ndola to remain focused and amicable and choose a candidate to float during the forthcoming Chifubu by elections who he said he would support fully.
He said the MMD should embark on a door to door campaign to ensure that the party scoops the vacant seat.
In a related development, President Banda urged the MMD to campaign hard and win all the nine local government elections around the country as well.
Speaking about his health status, he said he was fit and sure that he and the MMD will win the 2011 general elections after telling the people the truth about how the ruling party had delivered over the many years it had been in power.
He said he would campaign vigorously and reach every village in Zambia.
Speaking about the welfare of traditional leaders, President Banda said it was only the MMD that started refurbishing and electrifying the chiefs’ palaces.
The President commended all Zambians for being peaceful people resulting in other African Heads of State expressing their desire to visit Zambia.
In reference to the UPND President Hakainde Hichilema, the President said the opposition should stop using abusive language and showing desperation to rule Zambia, adding that there were many more Zambians who were young better qualified than him.