Damilola Aina, Abuja
Daily Courier – Nigerian singer Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has won the house of representatives primaries for the Eti-Osa Federal constituency under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
This will be his second attempt at winning a seat in the green chambers of the National Assembly.
Confirming the report an aide of the musician, Kennedy Salami said, “We have just concluded the elections and he has won. We secured the ticket for the House Representatives of Eti-Osa PDP. So, we are moving on to the next. It was a landslide; we won 28 to 3 votes.”
The music star won with twenty-eight votes while his closest opponent scored three votes.
The music star announced that he’ll be running for the House of Reps seat back in April.
“We must engage with Nigeria where it is, not where we prefer for it to be. In 2019, we planted the seed. In 2023, by the grace of God, and with your support, we will win the seat. The time for just talking is over. It’s time to #TalkAndDo. I hope I can count on you. We move,” he tweeted at that time.
Banky W first announced his decision to run for the house of representatives back in November 2018.
The news was largely received by both fans and industry colleagues.
He however lost the elections to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the All Progressive Congress (APC.