Nigerian singer/politician, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has won the People’s Democratic Party’s house of representatives primaries for the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency (PDP).
This will be his second attempt to gain a seat in the National Assembly’s green chambers.
The votes from the primaries were tabulated and closely scrutinized by the delegates and members of the party in a video that has since gone viral.
The musician received twenty-eight votes, while his nearest rival received three. In April, the musician launched his candidacy for a House of Representatives seat.
“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).