Prime Minister Allen Chastanet Monday urged a safe and responsible election campaign in a message posted on his official Facebook page, as Saint Lucia awaits the announcement of a date for the poll.
“Always remember that even though someone is your political adversary, that doesn’t make them your enemy,” Chastanet wrote.
“We all want the best for Saint Lucia. Let us respect each other’s right to have a difference in opinion,” he asserted.
“United we stand. Divided we fall,” Chastanet declared.
Hours earlier on Sunday evening Babonneau police had intervened in a clash involving supporters of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) and the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP).
The party supporters pushed, hit and tugged at each other as an argument over road markings escalated.
The police said the argument started after supporters of one group painted over party graffiti put on the road by their rival.
Officers who were on patrol at Chaassin, Babonneau after 6.00 pm when the skirmish broke out, said they assisted in resolving the conflict and restoring calm.
They said no one was seriously injured and no arrests were made.