August 19th, 2011
ATTN: Mr. H. Gappy, The Election Commission Chairman
RE: Application To Register The Political Party-Seychelles Freedom Party
Dear Mr. Gappy:
I am writing to you further to your letter of August 19th, 2011, concerning a direct question from your office concerning the Constitution of the Seychelles Freedom Party (SFP).
In you letter, you ask me to clarify what we mean by the phrase: “Bona Fide Seychelles Citizen”.
The term has been used in a general legal sense and is non discriminatory because our definition has named no class.
“Bona Fide” generally refers above board, actual, genuine, which is recognized by any government of the day and correspondingly, recognized by the Constitution of Seychelles. Legal Thesaurus (unabridged) by William Burton.
The term is a legal term, and what is Bona Fide or not, arises when it is put to question before a judge, in a case, vs. theory or wide spread fantastic speculation. Theory is remote in the realm of the law, and not ripe for adjudication, lacking facts and an identifiable plaintiff, hence no rights arise unless there are rights deprived and a person is in fact harmed or can be harmed. Similarly, the old saying: “To be…., is to be, to not to be, is not…..to exist; hence, impossible to have any rights if you are not”.
I trust you can now proceed to expedite our application to register our political party.
I trust you will appreciate that time is of the essence as there is an impending election before us and we would like to have our voice heard.