Kalam Choudhury (aka Abu Taher Choudhury), chair of Lutfur Rahman’s Aspire Party, is to be a candidate in Lutfur’s heartland Spitalfields & Banglatown ward in the upcoming May local elections. And Gulam Robbani and Lutfur have fallen out over Ohid.
Pictured left to right above:
- Jahed Choudhury, running mate for Ohid Ahmed in Lansbury Ward
- Lutfur Rahman, ex-mayor of Tower Hamlets
- Cllr. Maium Miah (Canary Wharf ward)
- Cllr. Ohid Ahmed (Lansbury ward)
- Kalam Choudhury aka Abu Taher Choudhury, Chair of Aspire Party.
Same contents different label
It is not known which party Kalam Choudhury will represent – Aspire Party? Tower Hamlets Independent Group?
Let’s face it, the name of the party doesn’t really matter that much, it’s the same contents with a different label.
He replaces Gulam Robbani who is currently councillor for Spitalfields & Banglatown after a major fallout with Lutfur Rahman according to sources.
Rahman / Robbani split?
Gulam Robbani, chair of Tower Hamlets Independent Group, has stepped away from Spitalfields & Banglatown because he does not believe Ohid Ahmed is fit to run for mayor.
It is not clear if this also means there is a split between Rahman and Robbani.
Ohid Ahmed now good enough to be mayor
Word on the street is that Lutfur Rahman, Gulam Robbani and others despised Ohid for five years and kept him out of their inner circle while in power.
Cllr. Robbani is now very annoyed that Lutfur Rahman has decided that Cllr. Ohid is now good enough to be Lutfur’s candidate for directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Aspire candidate selection committee
Talha Choudhury, the son of Kalam Choudhury / Abu Taher Choudhury, met the Aspire candidate selection committee of Lutfur Rahman, Ohid Ahmed and Maium Miah one afternoon recently.
That very same evening Talha Choudhury declared that he was now the St. Peter’s ward candidate for Aspire / Tower Hamlets Independent Group as you can see below.
Talha Choudhury also stood as a ‘Independent’ candidate in Stepney Green in 2015 with the endorsement of Lutfur Rahman.
It’s good to see Lutfur is still firmly in charge.