Africa: One Seychelles Enjoins Island to Stand Together; Congratulates Amesbury on Election

President of the One Seychelles political party, Alain St.Ange has urged people of Seychelles to stand together as one for what they believe in.

“We must stand up for what we believe in, even if it means standing alone” declared Alain St. Ange, a former Minister of Tourism and the presidential candidate of One Seychelles in the coming elections, at a march last Saturday on the island’s capital, Victoria.

The march was organised by Preserve Seychelles, the island’s NGO which is fighting to keep military bases off their islands, and to save Île de l’Assomption (Assumption Island) from having an Indian Military Base constructed on it. The NGO had invited all political leaders to join them on a march to commemorate the commencement of the organisation’s drive to defend the integrity of the territory and to keep Seychelles free from foreign military installations.

“The sovereignty of Seychelles is of prime concern and we would like to hear that the current leaders and aspiring leaders of this country feel the same and have it on their agenda as a priority to ensure the safe guarding of the sovereignty” Preserve Seychelles said in their invitation letter.

St. Ange of One Seychelles was the only political leader in attendance, and was invited to address the crowd on his on-going commitment to the cause.

In an another development, One Seychelles has extended a heartfelt congratulations to Mrs. Alexia Amesbury upon her election to the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights.

One Seychelles President, Alain St. Ange remarked that; “The election is a testimony to the valour and competence which Mrs. Alexia Amesbury has always brought to any cause which she espouses. It is a tribute and acknowledgment of the prowess of Seychellois and African women and we are convinced that her contribution will be beneficial to both our country and the continent at large.

“Unfortunately, Seychelles missed an opportunity when her application to be on the Seychelles Human Rights Commission was turned down. Her election to this important international institution has today vindicated Mrs. Amesbury. One Seychelles wishes Mrs. Alexia Amesbury all the very best in her undertakings.”

Source: Alain St. Ange

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