President Rupiah Banda leaves today for Kasama in what sources says is the beginning of his campaign for the Kasama parliamentary bye-election.
His spokesperson Dickson Jere says the president is going on a two-days working visit to Northern province.
The president is accompanied on this trip by MMD chairman Micahel Mabenga, Catherine Namugala and Brian Chituwo.
But MMD sources say the president is going to assess the situation for himself to see if the MMD can win the parlaimentary seat.
The Electoral Commission of Zambbia announced early this week that they have already done their part and have submitted the report to the president indicating their readness to hold the bye-election.
But president Banda is yet to respond to the ECZ to give them a go ahead.
Sources in the MMD say that the president will only do so when he returns from Kasama.
The Kasama seat fell vacant last month with PF MP Chishimba resigned to form his own party.