One week after the inauguration of the Mayor for 2012/13 Cllr Nadeem Ali, son of Cllr Liaquat Ali, hosted a celebration of Waltham Forest’s Mayoralty in the Town Hall Council chamber. The event, filmed by an asian TV channel and posted on YouTube, shows Cllr Liaquat Ali thanking family and friends for attending.
‘Chairing’ the meeting was newly elected Mayor of Waltham Forest and first citizen, Cllr Richard Sweden, so we assumed that this event was to celebrate his coming year in office. NOT SO!!!
The event was a ‘jolly’ for the family and friends of Cllr Nadeem Ali to celebrate him being the youngest Deputy Mayor of Waltham Forest!!!
Questions need to be asked of the Councils ‘Strong Leader’ Cllr Chris Robbins including:
Was the Mayor used to promote Cllr Ali and Cllr Ali who are known to be business men in area?
Was this an official Council sanctioned event?
- Who paid for this event to glorify Cllr Nadeem Ali?
- Were refreshments provided?
- If so, who provided and paid for them?
Such narcissistic abuse of public facilities by Labour Councillors needs to be challenged.
If anyone can answer our questions please come forward with information.
Note: Brother of Liaquat and uncle of Nadeem sits in his grey suit directly in front of Mayor, Cllr Richard Sweden.