Harrow Liberal Democrats today called for Harrow Labour Party to look into why disgraced councillor Chika Amadi was selected to stand as a Labour candidate in 2014, after it emerged that she had already been vocal on social media about same-sex relationships, describing them as "bestiality" and "an abomination".
Chair of Harrow Liberal Democrats Charis Croft said:
"We are glad that Labour has taken the step of suspending Cllr Amadi, but they have some serious questions to answer about why they selected someone who had expressed these repugnant and hurtful views in the first place.
We repeat our call for Cllr Amadi to stand down. Liberal Democrats believe in an open, welcoming society, and remarks such as those made by Cllr Amadi have no place in our borough or anywhere else. "
[Transcript: "Marriage in English dictionary is defined as a union (joining together) of a male and female. Anything other than this is 'BEASTILITY! Even animals observe this. And in the eyes of God an abomination and they who practice them will end in hell unless they repent and renounce it!" — Chika Amadi 11th March 2012]