SCOTS ASIANS RALLY TO ALBA
FORMER SNP NEC MEMBER ABDUL MAJID JOINS ALBA
The flow of new recruits to the new ALBA party continues apace with the formation of a new organisation “Scots Asians for ALBA” at a Zoom meeting hosted from Glasgow today.
Members of the Asian community around Scotland joined in to elect former SNP NEC member Mr Abdul Majid as the Convener of the new group. Scots Asians for ALBA (SAFA) will now apply to be the first affiliated organisation of the new party.
Mr Majid said;“I am pleased to launch this new dimension of support for the ALBA party today and proud to become Convener of the very first affiliated organisation to apply to join ALBA. We seek a positive campaign for independence.
My advice to the SNP is to put more effort into promoting Scottish independence and spend less time on their negative attacks on ALBA. These are not going down at all well in the Asian community.
We in the Asian community stand with Alex Salmond and we stand for ALBA independence for Scotland.”
Mr Majid was proposed and seconded by ALBA candidates Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Central Scotland), Mr Irshad Ahmed (Lothian) and Cllr Shahid Farooq (Glasgow).
The meeting pledged 400 members for ALBA by the end of the campaign and a donation of £10,000 to ALBA campaign funds.
The Declaration for ALBA was then adopted unanimously by the entire meeting.
SCOTTISH ASIANS FOR ALBA
DECLARATION FOR ALBAWe Scottish Asians, declare our support for the new ALBA Party and the concept of independence for Scotland.
We recognise that the interests of our communities are already reflected in the ALBA candidate profiles and will work to ensure that the new party always represents our interests.
We see the opportunity of the coming election to advance Scotland’s cause by building a #Supermajority for independence in the Parliament.
We, therefore, endorse the formation of Scottish Asians for ALBA and will now apply for affiliated group status within the new party.
Endorsed 2nd April 2021 Glasgow, Scotland
After a whirlwind seven days we are:
- 4,100 members
- 32 candidates the length and breadth of Scotland
- 2 serving MPs
- Led by a Former First Minister
- 7 serving Councillors as candidates with dozens more applying across Scotland
- Both the Equalities and Women’s Conveners of the SNP as ALBA candidates
- First policy Conference arranged for Saturday 3 April.
ALBA is Scotland’s new political force.