And Mr. Banda has said he will visit all the nine provinces of Zambia contrary to assertions by some opposition political parties that he is afraid to visit provinces such as western and Luapula during his campaigns.
ZANIS reports that the President said this shortly before departure for Luapula at Chipata Airport this morning.
Mr. Banda said Luapula province like other provinces of Zambia is important and that government has performed well in that province.
President Banda noted that the strategy which the MMD has invented will help the party this year fair well though he could not disclose the strategy.
President Banda explained that he will proceed to North Western and Western provinces where some opposition parties claims that he might not go.
The president said he will continue preaching his message of peace in all the provinces he will visit as the country needs to continue being peaceful and united.
He said his party is a peaceful party which wants the country and its people to continue enjoying peace.
The President left Chipata airport at about 10:00 hours aboard a Zambia Air Force plane has since arrived in Luapula province.