By Nation Reporter
Political parties participating in the August 11 polls in North-western Province should meet and discuss with the Police on how best they can conduct campaigns without engaging in violence, provincial Police commissioner Lackson Sakala has advised.
Mr Sakala said it was sad that political parties did not show up when they were called earlier to discuss the general conduct ahead of the August 11 polls.
He said it was a pity that only two political parties attended the first meeting.
Mr Sakala said he still wanted to meet all political parties and sensitise them on the dangers of violence during campaigns.
“Arrangements are still being made to meet all political players in this year’s general elections. The last meeting I called only FDD and Green party attended, so it is my prayer that this time around all political parties will attenda this important meeting,” Mr Sakala said.
And Mr Sakala said about 150 police officers would be deployed to North Western province to help provide security ahead of the general elections.
He said the police were ready to execute their duties professionally by providing adequate security to all political parties involved in the August polls.