Namibian Police Force Lieutenant has called on all political parties to campaign maturely and not involve itself in situations that may be considered provocative or violent

Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga has called on all political parties to campaign maturely and not involve itself in situations that may be considered provocative or violent.

Ndeitunga made the call during an interview with Nampa yesterday following an incident at Windhoek's Mix informal settlement, where the police were called to intervene in a quarrel between some members of political parties over the hanging rights of flags on a certain tree.

This is totally immature and trees may be happy when they have a lot of flags but trees do not vote, he said.

The police chief described the incident as unnecessary and an embarrassment to Namibia, saying people outside might label political parties as immature campaigners.

He further advised that political parties respect one another while campaigning during this crucial process for Namibia, so as to show the world that the nation is mature when it comes to democracy.

Namibia's democracy will come into play for its Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for 27 November 2019.

Source: Namibia Press Agency