Banky W earns Eti-Osa constituency ticket for 2023 house of reps
Nigerian musician-turned-politician, Bankole Wellington, popularly known by the stage name, Banky W, has earned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest for Eti-Osa federal constituency seat at the house of representatives in 2023.
According to NAN, the musician polled 28 out of 31 votes cast by delegates at the primaries held on Monday to defeat Sam Aiboni, a legal practitioner who had three votes.
It is understood that the delegates consisted 31 adhoc members of the PDP and one national delegate.
The returning officer, Ayodele Kazeem, who declared the results, described the process as peaceful and transparent.
In reaction, Banky W said:
“I am overwhelmed by the support of my constituency, the people, the ward chairmen, the leaders and the chieftains of the party.”
“I feel the support even from the grassroot, honestly, I can’t be more happy than I am now.”
“The real work begins now, the primaries is just the start and thankfully, we have the grace of God with us; we move.”
In a now-viral video, his fans were seen jubilating after votes were counted.
Meanwhile, this is the second time the 41-year-old would be contesting for the same position.
He had contested under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP) in 2019 but lost to Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the polls.