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Basil Hoareau threw Wavel Ramkalawan a lifeline

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On Wednesday in the National Assembly, the listening public witnessed a typical case of a dying man clutching at straws. It came in the debate on a motion by the elected member for Baie St Anne, Praslin, Mr. Churchill Gill. The motion was asking the Executive to consider the teaching of the Seychelles Constitution in the schools. During the morning session Hon. Basil Hoareau had questioned the legitimacy of granting Seychellois Citizenship to El Materi. The Tunisian who was exiled in Seychelles some years back.

 In the afternoon session, the Hon Wavel Ramkalawan took full advantage of this situation and jump on this life raft, from Basil Hoareau, to try and save his political life. It was good to hear a so-called political heavy weigh gasping for political oxygen. Wavel forgot that he was a priest; he went after the nun and the two priests who had been given Seychellois citizenship just before El Materi was awarded with naturalization. We all know that this was cover to grant the Tuni…

Ton Pat throws down the gauntlet Will Ramkalawan accept the challenge?

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The schism in the Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) Alliance has effectively turned into open warfare as Pat Pillay, the Leader of Lalyans Seselwa and Wavel Ramkalwan, Leader of the Seychelles National Party (SNP) traded insults and accusations over the social media. It will be recalled that the two parties along with two other smaller parties joined forces to contest the second round of the last presidential election and the ensuing legislative elections under the banner of Linyon Demokratik Seselwa. The rough and tumble between the two men got rougher after Pat Pillay resigned as Speaker of the National Assembly and withdrew his party from the LDS Alliance.

Using a fake profile by the name of Ray Cat, SNP accused Ton Pat of corruption and embezzlement of funds. Ray went as far as to state that the acquisition of citizenship by the Tunisian, Sakher El Materi, son in law of the deposed Tunisian President, Ben Ali, was an act of corruption in which Pat Pillay benefited considerably finan…