Labour Party’s Attah Thadeus defeats Banky W, Obanikoro’s son
On Sunday, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party (LP) as the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat winner in the House of Representatives.
Mr Attah defeated famous singer Bankole Wellington, aka Banky W, and Babajide, son of Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, at the polls.
Funmilayo Odukoya, the INEC Returning Officer, declared Mr Attah the winner on Sunday at the Collation Centre, Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Marwa, Lekki 1.
“That Thaddeus Attah of LP, having satisfied the law requirement, is now declared the winner and is returned elected, signed by me. Thank you so much,” she said.
Mr Attah won with 24,075 votes, beating his counterparts, Mr Olubankole Wellington (Banky W) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 18,666 votes, and Mr Babjide Obanikoro of the APC, who had 16, 901 votes.
Nigerians are already reacting differently to the ten-over-ten singer’s loss.
Banky W who is also the husband to famous actress Adesua Etomi was contesting for the third time in the House of Representatives.
Unfortunately, he lost a second time since he began his political career.
Banky W’s fans who were shocked at the election outcome and attributed his loss to not joining the Labour Party.