If you have an interest in the health of the
democratic experiment, last Tuesday would have sent even a doctor into the ICU. The structures of state institutions are crumbling right before our very eyes many stand and watch in utter disbelief over the incompetence as the institutions of the state are being degraded and held in disrepute by the very people who are suppose to be holding it in high regard. Seychelles
The Constitutional Court Malaise
Constitutional Court at 9.00 am, there were a number of Constitutional Court cases listed to be heard. Constitutional cases involve fundamental human rights or fundamental inter relationships between the citizen and a constitutional branch of government.
One case involved the case of Mr. Viral Dhanjee who was sidelined as a presidential candidate by the Electoral Commissioner. Mr. Dhanjee is asking the Courts to prescribe a remedy to their past ruling in his favor. It is a stickling point, that has the
Constitutional Court caught with its pants down, meddling and co-conspiring with the Executive Branch to uphold the results of the presidential election, or scrap the same.
Because Mr. Dhanjee’s case involves fundamental human rights, it must be followed carefully, because eventually, he may make it before the UN Commission of Human Rights, and cause great embarrassment to the communist government in
Another case involves Jane Carpin a SNP -PR National Assembly member who has been in conflict with her party, while coincidentally, providing the
SPPF PL the One (1) single vote needed to get 2/3 to pass:1. a constitutional amendment, 2. dissolve the National Assembly, no less then twice in one month.
The SNP have Two (2) other cases, one filed by Mr. Ramkalwan to remove Carpin and another by Whip Nicholas Prea, to render the motion to dissolve invalid for lack of proper form and procedure.
These Three (3) cases show us that we have no National Assembly. Hence the country is being run by a single Executive branch of government. Since the Courts decided to take a vacation, we have no Judiciary in
today. The President is now a full autocrat with no checks and balance in place. Warrants do not have to be issued, because that right has been sacrificed under the law that created the NDEA, a paramilitary apparatus of State House. Seychelles Seychelles is now in a in form and structure. One Party State
AG Represents Two Branches of Government
Appearing before the
Constitutional Court for the Speaker of the ex National Assembly was the Attorney General who also represents the Executive branch of government in all affairs . The fact that his presence has not gone under protest as the Speakers Consul is unprecedented in itself. Additionally, the ex –Speaker was not present to hear his own case. It leaves freedom minded members of the public dumbfounded. But on the other side of the coin, it also confirms we are in fact in a one party authoritarian totalitarian state. Under this type of system things only get worse, and you will very likely not even be able to form a political party.
At about the same time these cases were being adjourned by the
Constitutional Court, I walked into the Electoral Commissioners Office and office of Registrar of Political Parties to file party registration papers for the Seychelles Freedom Party (SFP). The office had lights, Four(4) bodyguards, a person named Mrs. Jenny Adrienne, known to be the Chief Electoral Officer in the past elections, Mr. Analce Tirant, known to me as a retired official of the same office, who has since returned out of pure need, and Mr. Hendrik Gappy . With all these personal in place, one would reasonably expect that papers to form a party would at least be accepted, pending the formation of the new Electoral Commission, if ever it gets done.
Mr. Gappy, politely informed me, that in
today, it is not possible to form a political party. He expressed thanks to James Michel and Ronny Govinden for their “talent” to draft legislation. Seychelles
! One Party State
One party state you want, One Party state you get!
Sesel Pou Seselwa!