Suddenly AG and Morgan Turn Up For Public Orders Act
|Morgan and Govinden|
Extra,Extra, and every news cast since two weeks ago has covered the Public Orders Act and the Minister of Internal Affairs Joel Morgan and the Attorney General Ronnie Govinden.Last night, they even brought notes on the law, the constitution to discuss the Public Orders Act with the Nation on SBC.
Vacant Seat For Attorney General
In the Election Reform process, not only was the PL leadership suppose to turn up, which they never did, but the Attorney General Ronnie Govinden was suppose to turn up and attend the meetings, but he showed up only once and was absent for most of the process. When he did show up, he was completely silent, saying nothing, proposing nothing. Now what do we see? Attorney General of Seychelles is telling us that our new law is as good as Uganda's law. Wow! We have made great strides in Seychelles.
Joel Morgan Absent
In the Electoral Reform, when we discussed the Public Orders Act, we asked for the presence of the Minister of Internal Affairs. We were told that Simon Gill can best represent his views and that Minister did not have to be present.
Now, all of a sudden, the Minister is studying the Constitution and the law on SBC right in front of the whole Nation.
Bogus Law Bogus Process
The law as it stands is bogus. Why? It does not represent best democratic practice. Even William Herminie told us that the law must reflect the UN HUMAN CHARTER and democratic best practice. But that was just to fool the leadership of SNP and DP. Man, did it work! SFP did not even bite at that bone.
The entire process of the Electoral Reform has been derailed completely by the PL in a brash and haphazard manner. When Govinden is saying this is the right of the Executive, the National Assembly, remember Mr. Govinden:"Seychelles has yet to make a transition to Democracy since 1992" (Commonwealth Election Report 2006).