As the Nigerian political landscape is shaping up as the country draws near general elections in 2019, more Nigerian entertainers are making an entry into politics. Some will be contesting for elective offices under various political parties next year.
A prominent Nigerian singer, Banky W has officially declared his political intention and candidacy to run for office in the coming elections. Banky W born Olubankole Wellington has announced he will be contesting for a seat in the Federal House of Representatives.
He would be contesting to represent Eti Osa Federal Constituency in the House of Reps. Already the EME boss has picked up his ticket under Modern Democratic Party (MDP) leaving popular choices like PDP and APC. His campaign tagline is ‘Hope 2019’.
Banky W made it official on his social media page.
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They said we don’t have the money to run.. we say we our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win? 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 not live with not trying. So while we may not have a godfather, we do have God. And we have vision. And intellectual capacity. And integrity. And the 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 that it is all we need. Thank you and God bless Nigeria. #Hope19 #EtiOsa #MDP