The Nigerian singer and actor, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as ‘Banky W’ has declared his intention to run for political office in the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria.
“Mr Capable” as he is also referred is seeking to represent the people of Eti-Osa, Lagos seat at the House of Representatives come 2019.
Banky made his declaration known during an event organized by his party, Modern Democratic Party (MDP), tagged “Play Your Part” on Saturday and he made it known to his fans via his Instagram 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
In the past few months, Banky has been advocating for active citizenship and participation in the electoral process in Nigeria.
He joins the league of Nigerian entertainers who declared to run for various levels of political offices in 2019 and they include Yul Edochie and Kenneth Okonkwo.