Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington aka Banky W has joined politics and he is running for a seat in the House of Representatives and he has declared interest in the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in Lagos and he is campaigning, as a member of the Modern Democratic Party, to snatch the seat from the ruling All Progressives Congress in the next February election.
The musician made the announcement at the debut convention of the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) in Lagos. He said he was aware it would not be easy to run given who he would be running against.
“It is with the greatest sense of humility, purpose and destiny that I humbly announce to run for the 2019 Federal House of Representatives. I am under no illusions that this run will be easy considering who we are going up against, this is almost impossible.
NAN reported the award singer picked the slogan ‘Hope 19’ and entrusted the election process on ‘hope’. You see, my entire life has been a story of just dreaming dreams, praying about those dreams, setting goals and working until they come true. I can live with trying and failing, I can’t live with not trying.
They said we don’t have the money to run, we say our strength lies in our numbers, they said we dont have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it, they said ‘what if you lose’? I say what if we win?”
“So why we may not have a godfather we do have God, vision, intellectual capacity, integrity, right intentions and last but not least, a whole lot of ‘Hope’. At the end of the day, ‘Hope’ may be all we have, but I believe it is all we need.” Wellington added that the richest people in Nigeria live in the constituency, therefore Eti Osa is vital to the development of Nigeria.
Watch Video of Banky W talking out: