PETERBOROUGH’S COUNCIL RECENTLY SAW THE BACK OF CRIMINAL MP FIONA ONASANYA…ONLY TO APPOINT A CONVICTED FRAUDSTER AS ITS MAYOR.
“YOU couldn’t make it up” one City resident bemoaned on Twitter at the news that a convicted crook had been appointed as Peterborough’s new Mayor.
Cllr Gul Nawaz, a prominent figure in the local Muslim community, was convicted of a housing scam in 2002 and was thrown behind bars for defrauding Peterborough City Council out of £3,053 over an 18-month period.
Now, in a clear sign that Peterborough’s officials have lost their mind, Nawaz has officially been named as the city’s Mayor and will now represent the City with a bumped-up expenses allowance and a chauffeur-driven pristine Jaguar at his disposal.
In a City already savaged by electoral fraud and corruption, the appointment has naturally come under fire, not least of all by the Editor of the local Newspaper, The Peterborough Telegraph, who wrote: “Being mayor is not just job, it’s an honour. And someone who has defrauded you and me, the taxpayers of the city, should not be rewarded in such a manner. Gul Nawaz should not be the next Mayor of Peterborough.