At the time I was asked to be involved, the only motivation of us all was to save the club and to try to take it forward in difficult circumstances. The club was within half an hour of liquidation when Omar invested large amounts of his own money to secure it and save its super league status.
When he asked me and other board members to step down in September as he was selling the club to others due to illness, there were no outstanding issues as far as I was concerned.
It appears that the debt entered into by the new directors as result of a loan to the club by Marc Greenresulted in Mr Green putting the club into administration. He subsequently bought the club from administration, beating rival bidders.
Omar Khan has challenged that administration process legally and from his own pocket paid for the legal challenge in an attempt to make transparent the whole process.
In relation to the loan from Bradford Council to the rugby club, this was a commercial loan agreed within the appropriate council procedures.
As far as I am aware, Omar is repaying the loan as the guarantor. His character and integrity is being unfairly maligned for political gain.
Gerry Sutcliffe, MP