UKIP posters have been taken down in Coagh, and the local candidate for the party in the Mid Ulster council election, accused of being a Nazi, it has been claimed.
In a statement Alan Day said UKIP was a non-sectarian and non-racist party, after he was ‘accosted’ by one individual while canvassing in Coagh.
“Several posters have been cut down and I have been verbally accosted by one individual whilst canvassing Coagh, being called a racist and a Nazi,” he said.
“Indeed UKIP fielded the only black candidate at the last NI Assembly election (Ade Bensen) alongside a Spanish candidate.
“UKIP NI are fielding an African missionary in Fermanagh and Causeway UKIP candidate Adrian Park has a Chinese wife.
“Amjad Bashir, Anish Patel, Ismail Patel, Harry Boota, Khalid Khan. Sergi Singh, Winston McKenzie, Ummer Farooq, Przemek Skwirczynski, Shneur Odze & Anisa Kola are just some of the ethnic candidates standing for UKIP in the upcoming elections.
“Any debate on immigration is with regards to UK sovereignty and the freedom of movement in the EU granted to new ascension countries and has nothing to do with race.”
He added: “UKIP are against racism and have condemned the recent spate of attacks around Northern Ireland. It is worth taking time to remember that Polish airmen in the RAF during WW2 were an essential bulwark during the Battle of Britain. Many were stationed in Northern Ireland.
“UKIP want the UK to trade with Europe but not be run by Europe.”